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BBLB: Who's The Most Resilient?

Long-time friend of the show Professor Geoffrey Beattie joined BBLB presenter George Lamb to talk about the emotional resilience of the housemates tonight.

The psychology expert had drawn-up a chart showing which of the original housemates are the most resilient, and which are the more volatile. Here's where everyone fitted-in:

RESILIENT
Mario
Lisa
Luke
Darnell
Mikey
Rex
Rachel
Dale
Mohamed
Kathreya
Stuart
Rebecca
VOLATILE

The Prof noted that Luke is good at shrugging-off problems, saying, "Luke is brilliant in his attritional style. If things go wrong, he doesn't internalise it, he externalises it. It's always somebody else's fault, akin with Mario".

So, those at the top of the chart don't suffer from guilt, don't take responsibly for their actions and think nothing of passing the buck when things go wrong.

Those near the bottom of the chart are more likely to beat themselves up about it when things go wrong. About 'volatile' Stuart, Geoff said, "On the surface he looks incredibly strong, but psychologically he's not how he appears".

The Professor then recounted that when Jennifer was evicted on Friday night Stuart reacted badly, blaming himself for her demise.

"He internalised the reason for Jen going," said the behavioural expert, noting that Stu's emotional state will probably go up-and-down as his stay in the House progresses, and he may suffer extreme sadness when things go wrong.

About mid-table housemate Rex, Geoff said that he is well-balanced in terms of his emotional volatility, and cited an occasion where something went wrong and the chef put it partly down to Alexandra and partly down to himself.

The Host then asked whether it's better to be at the top or bottom of the chart if you want to win, but the answer wasn't clear cut. Resilient types like Mario always blame someone else, which could upset people, but volatile types like Kat may end-up annoying people with their extreme emotions.

"So...," pondered the flippant Host, "...if you were like Rex, just not arrogant, you might be perfect?"

The mid-table housemates are Dale, Mikey, Rachel and Rex, and the only likely winner amongst that bunch, as far as we're concerned, is Dale.

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