There are several personality traits that I have maintained over the entirety of my life, and some that have matured and changed. In my youth I was always curious and competitive. I liked to find the reason behind things, and liked to do it faster or better than any friends or family I was with. Neither of these things has changed, as I am still always searching for the inner workings of the universe and trying to do it faster than my neighbor. There are lessons I've learned that have altered my personality though. I used to view intelligence as a fixed property, one that wasn't changed all that much by working at it. When I heard about Carol Dweck, and her work on the "growth mindset" all that started to change. I realized how obvious it was that hard work led to improvement, and there was research to prove it. After learning about that I realized I could be doing a lot more in school and life. Over the years, my personality regarding work ethic has shifted farther away from being lazy and closer to hardworking.
Jan 30th, 2015
Did you know? You can earn $20 for every friend you invite to Studypool!