The Growth Mindset

Our mindsets exist on a continuum from fixed to growth, and although we’d like to always have a growth mindset, the reality is that we can only be on a journey to a growth mindset. The goal is to recognize fixed mindset elements in ourselves and then reflect on feedback and strategies for how to improve.

The Mindset Assessment 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 clients to identify areas in which you can work toward a growth mindset. You will be delivered personalized feedback after you submit the assessment.

1.Your intelligence is something very basic about you that you can’t change very much.
2.No matter how much intelligence you have, you can always change it quite a bit.
3.You can always substantially change how intelligent you are.
4.You are a certain kind of person, and there is not much that can be done to really change that.
5.You can always change basic things about the kind of person you are.
6.Music talent can be learned by anyone.
7.Only a few people will be truly good at sports – you have to be “born with it.”
8.Math is much easier to learn if you are male or maybe come from a culture who values math.
9.The harder you work at something, the better you will be at it.
10.No matter what kind of person you are, you can always change substantially.
11.Trying new things is stressful for me and I avoid it.
12.Some people are good and kind, and some are not – it’s not often that people change.
13.I appreciate when parents, coaches, teachers give me feedback about my performance.
14.I often get angry when I get feedback about my performance.
15.All human beings without a brain injury or birth defect are capable of the same amount of learning.
16.You can learn new things, but you can’t really change how intelligent you are.
17.You can do things differently, but the important parts of who you are can’t really be changed.
18.Human beings are basically good, but sometimes make terrible decisions.
19.An important reason why I like my work is that I like to learn new things.
20.Truly smart people do not need to try hard.