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How Gritty are You?

Grit or (firmness of character is the ability to persist in working toward goals. It is associated with all sorts of positive outcomes in life, from success in school to longevity on the job to steady personal relationships. It’s a trait that lends itself deliberate, long-term slogging toward an end. Gritty people bounce back after setbacks and try, try again.

Grit and talent are slightly negatively correlated – perhaps

because gritty people work a little harder in order to succeed.

Want to measure your true grit? Rate the following statements using the scoring guide beneath each one. Note that the scoring guides change from statement to statement.

  1. New ideas and projects sometimes distract me from previous ones.

 1 = Very much like me

2 = Mostly like me

3 = somewhat like me

4 = Not much like me

5 = Not like me at all

  1. Setbacks don’t discourage me.

 1 = Very much like me

2 = Mostly like me

3 = somewhat like me

4 = Not much like me

5 = Not like me at all

  1. I have been obsessed with a certain idea or project for a short time but later lost interest.

1 = Very much like me

2 = Mostly like me

3 = somewhat like me

4 = Not much like me

5 = Not like me at all

  1. I am hard worker.

1 = Very much like me

2 = Mostly like me

3 = somewhat like me

4 = Not much like me

5 = Not like me at all

  1. I often seat a goal but later choose to pursue a different one.

1 = Very much like me

2 = Mostly like me

3 = somewhat like me

4 = Not much like me

5 = Not like me at all

  1. I have difficulty maintaining my focus on projects that make more than a few months to complete.

1 = Very much like me

2 = Mostly like me

3 = somewhat like me

4 = Not much like me

5 = Not like me at all

  1. I finish whatever I begin.

1 = Very much like me

2 = Mostly like me

3 = somewhat like me

4 = Not much like me

5 = Not like me at all

  1. I am diligent.

1 = Very much like me

2 = Mostly like me

3 = somewhat like me

4 = Not much like me

5 = Not like me at all

 

Scoring: Add up your points, and then divide by 8. The maximum score is 5 (very gritty) and the minimum is 1 (not gritty at all).

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