Exploring the Mindset

Mindsets (M) refer to a set of assumptions, methods, or notations held by one or more people or groups of people that is so established that it creates a powerful incentive within these people or groups to continue to adopt or accept prior behaviours, choices, or tools. A similar set of assumptions also exist about individuals’ basic qualities (i.e. intelligent, personality and characters). Individuals with fixed mindset believe their qualities are carved in stone and have the urgency to prove themselves over and over whilst those with growth mindset believe their basic qualities are things they can cultivate through their efforts and are open to accurate information about own current abilities, even if it’s unflattering (Dweck, 2006).