Flexibility is a personality trait — the extent to which a person can cope with changes
in circumstances and think about problems and tasks in novel, creative ways.
This trait is used when stressors or unexpected events occur, requiring a person to change
their stance, outlook, or commitment. Flexible personality should not be confused withcognitive
flexibility, which is the ability to switch between two concepts, as well as simultaneously
think about multiple concepts. Researchers of cognitive flexibility describe cognitive flexibility
as the ability to switch one’s thinking and attention between tasks. Flexibility, or psychological
flexibility as it is sometimes referred to, is the ability to adapt to situational demands,
balance life demands, and commit to behaviors.