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Monday, May 15, 2017

Infographic: Growth Mindset v. Fixed Mindset

I found this in a post by Jackie Gerstein: Growth Mindset: GoBrain and Making a Splash, and it comes from the GoBrain website by Carol Reiley (visit the site to see the full-sized version).

I'm personally not a big fan of talking about "fixed mindset" since that, even unintentionally, reinforces the idea that it is an either-or thing, as if people have a fixed mindset or a growth mindset. My preference is instead to focus 100% on growth mindset attributes, helping people to see it as a continuum, so that everyone is always striving to apply growth mindset beliefs to different aspects of their lives: school, work, hobbies, relationships, etc.

But... it's handy to have a chart that does take this contrast approach, and I think this is one of my favorites among charts showing growth v. fixed.


GROWTH MINDSET v. FIXED MINDSET


Growth Mindset
intelligence can be developed
leads to a desire to learn and therefore a tendency to:
embrace challenges
persist in the face of setbacks
see effort as the path to mastery
learn from criticism
find lessons and inspiration in the success of others
result:
reach ever-higher levels of achievement

Fixed Mindset
intelligence is static
leads to a desire to look smart and therefore a tendency to:
avoid challenges
give up easily
see effort as fruitless or worse
ignore useful negative feedback
feel threatened by success of others
result:
may plateau early and achieve less than their full potential




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