Our mindset is determined by experiences early in life and in turn determines our feelings, thoughts and actions. It can be described as people’s self-theories
about their abilities and intelligence. Carol Dweck, Professor of Psychology at Stanford University, established two types of mindsets
, the fixed mindset and the growth mindset.
- People with a fixed mindset believe that qualities such as intelligence and talent are inborn and unchangeable. Therefore, they believe that they can’t accomplish something that is out of the reach of their knowledge and abilities.
- On the other hand, those with a growth mindset believe that these abilities can be learned and developed to solve even difficult problems. A growth mindset can therefore contribute to greater achievement and increased effort.
for more information on what having a growth mindset means explained by Carol Dweck.