A recent article in Psychological Science suggests that people who tend to be depressive and get stuck in negative thoughts do better at tasks involving goal maintenance (stability) and worse on tasks involving goal-shifting (change). This is consistent with our understanding of the Positive: The World resilience characteristic. People who are lower on this characteristic tend to spend more of their energy on worry and rumination, instead of on moving toward/adapting to change. This can be helpful in environments where there is a premium on maintaining the status quo, but can pose challenges during turbulent times.