Have you taken the grit test?

The Grit Scale was developed by Angela Duckworth, a professor of psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, to identify traits that might predict success. Here is a sample. The complete test, which appears in her book, “Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance,” is here.

Have a go at the test!

  1. New ideas and projects sometimes distract me from previous ones.
    Very much like me
  • Mostly like me
  • Somewhat like me
  • Not much like me
  • Not like me at all

2) Setbacks don’t discourage me. I don’t give up easily.

  • Mostly like me
  • Somewhat like me
  • Not much like me
  • Not like me at all

3) I often set a goal but later choose to pursue a different one.

  • Mostly like me
  • Somewhat like me
  • Not much like me
  • Not like me at all

4) I am a hard worker.

  • Mostly like me
  • Somewhat like me
  • Not much like me
  • Not like me at all

5) I have difficulty maintaining my focus on projects that take more than a few months to complete.

  • Mostly like me
  • Somewhat like me
  • Not much like me
  • Not like me at all

6) I finish whatever I begin.

  • Mostly like me
  • Somewhat like me
  • Not much like me
  • Not like me at all

7) My interests change from year to year.

  • Mostly like me
  • Somewhat like me
  • Not much like me
  • Not like me at all

8) I am diligent. I never give up.

  • Mostly like me
  • Somewhat like me
  • Not much like me
  • Not like me at all

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

  • Mostly like me
  • Somewhat like me
  • Not much like me
  • Not like me at all

10. I have overcome setbacks to conquer an important challenge.

  • Mostly like me
  • Somewhat like me
  • Not much like me
  • Not like me at all

How did you do?

Check out my related post: Is willpower overrated?


Interesting reads:

https://angeladuckworth.com/grit-scale/

https://phys.org/news/2017-09-validity-psychological-grit-scale.html

http://stelar.edc.org/instruments/grit-scale

One thought on “Have you taken the grit test?

  1. I failed your test, because I successfully reached the old age of 74 + by never being greedy for that dollar bill, the next hot thing in the advert’s , the models painted faces failed to impress me, real beauty exists only in reality. My fair lady never bothered herself with curled hair and make-up, which is what it says it is; all Make-up^, nothing Real nothing real at all…..To me it is all a big lie to get you to open your wallet, swipe your card, sign on the dotted line, ignore the fine print. What is that banks ad line? Whats in your wallet? So we can empty it for you! give me another test to take my friend & see if I can pass it with flying colors ________________________________

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