When her leg was fractured during the multiple car accident, Elizabeth remained stoic or calm, insisting that others’ injuries be treated first. Her injury resulted in months of physical therapy, throughout which the enduring, quiet Elizabeth was stoic or uncomplaining. I asked how she could remain so stoic or patient while suffering such intense pain. She replied that there was nothing she could do about it, and that staying unemotional or stoic seemed best for all concerned.
Quiz: When is someone stoic?
- When that person conceals emotions or pain and does not talk about them.
- When that person experiences a huge trauma and goes into shock.
- When that person puts everyone else before his or her needs.