There are two broad categories of patience: physical and psychological.
From each of these types, there may also be optional or obligatory types of patience.
The following summarizes the four types of patience:
Each type may also be optional or obligatory. Thus, we have four types of patience:
1- Physical patience required for hard labor (optional)
2- Physical patience required for enduring pain, disease, or in climate weather (obligatory)
3- Psychological patience required for self-control against hurting others or ones’ self or others through taking away one’s rights (optional)
4- Psychological patience required for enduring the trauma of separation from loved one’s, in life or in death (obligatory)