Post-Traumatic Growth (PTG)
Post-traumatic growth (PTG) refers to positive psychological changes that occur in an individual after having experienced some type of adversity or major challenge. These types of challenges raise the individual to a higher level of functioning.
An example of this would be participation in extremely competitive situation where much is expected of the individual. Another example of this would be military basic training that requires and expects a great deal in the way of physical and mental performance. After this many individuals often graduate with increased self-confidence and a greater work ethic.