Protective factors are factors that, well, protect you. The more of them you have the less likely it is that you'll get whatever disease they protect against.
here are the ones for eating disorders:
High self esteem
Positive body image
Critical processing of media images
being self directive and assertive
Good social skills with success in performing in different social roles
problem solving and coping skills
belonging to family that does not overemphasize weight or attractiveness
eating regular meals with the family
belonging to a less westernized culture
involvement in a sport with no emphasis on attractiveness
peer and social support structures where weight is not a high concern
I bolded all the ones I definitely have.
I only need one more to make half! I didn't highlight emotional well-being because I have bulimia, which probably means I don't have emotional well-being. Same with problem solving skills, even though I think I do have them in other areas.
What about you?