"With ISTPs, had the lowest mean level of coping resources; ranked 16th out of 16 types on total resources." (src: http://www.discoveryourpersonality.com/intp.html)

I would like to know what coping resources means in this sentence.

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    Without buying into the personality theories expressed there, "coping resources" would refer to character traits which allow one to adapt to adverse or difficult circumstances.
    – TimR
    May 24, 2016 at 14:00

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Coping generally means to get by, to fight your battles without giving up. In this case, coping resources would mean the ability that someone has to fight through the difficulties he encounters without minding too much and while keeping his calm.

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