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Forb myb gritb scaleb Ib scoredb 35b outb ofb 50.b Theb interpretationb forb thisb
scoreb says,b “Peopleb inb thisb rangeb seeb themselvesb asb grittierb thenb aboutb
40b percentb ofb Americanb adultsb seeb themselves.”
Myb mostb dominantb personalityb traits,b andb theb onesb thatb sayb Ib scoredb
highb onb areb Extraversionb andb Agreeableness.b Theb shortb definitionb ofb
Extraversionb is,b “outgoing,b talkative,b sociable”.b Andb Ib scoredb 41b outb ofb
50.b Theb shortb definitionb forb Agreeablenessb is,b “affable,b tolerant,b
sensitive,b trusting,b kind”.b Myb scoreb wasb 43b outb ofb 50.b Yes,b Ib dob agreeb
withb myb results.b Theb definitionsb ofb allb theb traits,b notb justb theseb two,b
areb howb Ib haveb thoughtb ofb myselfb as.b Butb itb isb greatb tob seeb thoseb
definitionsb asb words,b andb notb justb abstractb ideasb inb myb brain.
b b b b b b b b b Theb valueb ofb knowingb whatb myb gritb scoreb andb personalityb traitsb
areb great.b Web thenb areb ableb tob analyzeb ourselvesb andb ourb lifestyleb tob
seeb ifb thereb couldb beb anyb improvements.b Itb alsob showsb usb whatb web areb
resilientb in,b andb howb web canb succeedb inb somethingb byb maximizingb ourb
strengths.
b b b b b b b b b Ib dob agreeb withb Ritab Pierson’sb positionb onb emotionalb
connections.b Whenb thereb isb anb emotionalb connectionb there,b thereb isb
moreb probabilityb ofb seeingb itb throughb tob theb end.b Theb connectionsb andb
relationshipsb madeb helpb tob makeb thingsb important,b whichb helpsb tob seeb
theseb thingsb tob theb end.
b b b b b b b b b Myb championb isb myb mother.b Ib haveb notb knownb anyoneb withb asb
muchb drive,b perseverance,b resilience,b whenb facedb withb hardb workb andb
obstacles.b Sheb couldn’tb finishb herb studiesb whenb sheb wasb youngb
becauseb ofb financialb difficulties,b sob sheb didb inb herb thirties.b Sheb wasb ab
fullb timeb student,b ab motherb ofb three,b workingb fullb time,b andb ab ministryb
leader.b Literallyb amazing.b Sheb motivatesb meb tob pushb myself.b Tob seeb
theb goodb inb difficultb situations.b Tob findb ab differentb angle.b Tob focusb onb
myb strengthsb andb useb themb tob completeb myb goals.b Andb lastly,b tob neverb
giveb up.
b b b b b b b b b Gritb andb personalityb traitsb reallyb comeb tob playb inb careerb
connections.b Ab workplaceb canb beb reallyb competitive,b sob havingb highb
gritb canb putb youb aboveb everyoneb else.b Itb allowsb youb tob beb ableb tob
achieveb yourb shortb andb long-termb goals.b Youb wouldb haveb theb
motivationb tob workb harder,b faster,b andb notb beb thrownb offb byb theb
pressure.b Andb personalityb comesb intob playb too.b Beingb ableb tob getb
alongb withb employersb andb bossesb isb ab gameb changer.b Andb knowingb inb
whatb areasb youb thriveb helpsb youb tob channelb thoseb thingsb intob yourb
careerb tob beb ableb tob getb theb mostb outb ofb it.
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