Carol Dweck's The Mindset

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The Mindset “Although people may differ in every which way- in their initial talents and aptitudes, interests, or temperaments- everyone can change and grow through application and experience.” Do the people that an individual is surrounded by have an impact on someone developing a growth mindset? For years people have been wondering why people think and act differently from each other. In the article “The Mindsets,” Carol Dweck talks about two different types of mindsets that she has studied for thirty years. The first mindset is the fixed mindset which is when one believes that “your qualities are carved in stone” or in other words, people will believe that their intelligence and personality are fixed traits. The second mindset is the growth mindset which…show more content…
When I was in sixth grade and I didn’t get honor roll for 1 of the 3 semesters my parents were disappointed in me. They told me that school is going to help me in the future and that they will let me do school activities if I get good grades. The next couple of semesters I made honor roll and was able to join the basketball team from 6th grade to 8th grade. I also got to join sports teams in high school. Even though I lived far from my high school my parents took me to practice and back home every day. It showed me that they care about my grades and that I must keep my promise to them. Carol Dweck’s article “The Mindset.” Was about two type of mindsets one being a fixed mindset and the other being a growth mindset. The one that I believe to be more efficient was the growth mindset. This mindset means that one can always grow and improve. The growth mindset isn’t something that you are born with, but it is something that you can attain and learn from. People that can help an individual develop a growth mindset is your teacher/coaches, friends, and
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