Mindset is a quick diagnostic tool drawn from research-validated measures for people age 12 and over to use to assess their mindsets. It has been used in many studies to show how mindsets can change and can be used by you and your students to identify areas in which you can work toward a growth mindset.it may be so firmly established that it creates a powerful incentive within these people or groups to continue to adopt or accept prior behaviors, choices, or tools. The latter phenomenon is also sometimes described as mental inertia, groupthink, and it is often difficult to counteract its effects upon analysis and decision-making processes.
Basic Mindset Types
Fixed Mindset people believe their basic qualities, like their intelligence or talent, are simply fixed traits. They spend their time documenting their intelligence or talent instead of developing them. They also believe that talent alone creates success without effort. They’re wrong.
Characteristics of a Fixed Mindset
- Believing that your qualities are fixed unchangeable, carved in stone.
- Traits are what you were born with and what you have to live with.
- Need to prove yourself over and over.
- Experiences are used as confirmation of intelligence, personality, character.
- Hide deficiencies.
- Look for relationships to build up self esteem.
- Use what’s tried and true.
- Blame others, full of excuses.
- Label themselves.
- Failure is a direct reflection of ability.
Growth Mindset people believe that their most basic abilities can be developed through dedication and hard work brains and talent are just the starting point. This view creates a love of learning and a resilience that is essential for great accomplishment. Virtually all great people have had these qualities. The belief that you are in control of your own ability, and can learn and improve is the key to success. Yes, hard work, effort, and persistence are all important, but not as important as having that underlying belief that you are in control of your own destiny.
Growth Mindset Characteristics
- Basic qualities can and should be cultivated.
- Everyone can change through application and experience.
- Passion for learning.
- Don’t need to prove themselves, because time can be used to actually get better.
- Overcome weaknesses.
- Look for relationships with people who will challenge and encourage growth.
- Step outside their comfort zones, take risks.
- Confront Challenges.
- Persistence. Sticking with something even when it is not going well.
- Failure is a learning opportunity.
You should follow these steps in you want to develop your mind set.
- Acknowledge and embrace your weaknesses.
- View challenges as opportunities.
- Know your learning style and use the right learning strategies.
- Remember that the brain has the ability to change throughout life.
- Prioritize learning over seeking approval.
- Focus on the process instead of the end result.
- Cultivate a sense of purpose.
- Choose learning well over learning fast.
- Learn to give and receive constructive criticism.