1. A sixth-sense for danger
Deadly traps don’t just happen in tombs, you know.
2. The ability to stare down death without flinching.
It’s ok to be scared: it just means you have a healthy survival instinct. The trick is keeping your fear in check and focusing on surviving.
3. Resting and recovering in stressful circumstances
Imagine how much you could get done if you could put the “power” back into your power naps.
4. Gazelle-like grace
The ability to leap and tumble without hurting yourself comes into play more than you might think.
5. Peerless proficiency at archery and other outdoor sports
Ok, look: It’s not that often that you come across a bow and arrow. But sometimes you do (I’m looking at YOU, summer camp), and it’s never quite as easy as it looks, is it?
6. The ability to always land on your feet
Lara Croft knows it’s not about getting it right the first time. It’s about picking yourself up and trying again.
7. Being properly equipped for every situation
This is exactly the kind of thing that never happens to Lara Croft.
8. Familiarity with all sorts of unusual weapons
Because when push comes to shove, you’re not gonna have time to read the manual.
9. The wisdom to find the perfect hiding place
… Unlike this guy, who has plenty of wisdom but absolutely no creep whatsoever.
10. Keeping your cool when it gets a little crazy
We all have metaphorical dinosaurs to deal with.
11. Fearlessness, specifically when it comes to bugs
Pssst. There’s a spider on your leg. If you just turned into a 9-year-old girl, you’re in good company. A lot of us - most of us - need a little more Lara Croft DNA when it comes to creepy crawly things that live in the dark.