On the grit scale, I scored a 40 out of 50. I agree with this result, although I thought it would
have been slightly higher. I have been taught to have grit since I was a child, and I was always
told to push through any problems and continue the course. As I have gotten older, I have
noticed this to be true. Any issues or situations that arise are only temporary, and we must
always continue along the path. On the Big Five Personality test, I scored high on all
personality traits. The two highest are agreeableness and emotional stability. The test seemed
to get all my traits correct. Knowing your grit level and personality traits can be a significant
advantage when you are going through troubling times. Knowing how you will react and how
you will be strong enough to continue is in itself a type of coping method.
I agree with Rita's position on emotional connections. Motivation can come in many ways, but
it is always rooted in your emotions. People may disagree with your goals, which will give you
the motivation to prove them wrong. On the other hand, if someone supports you, the love and
encouragement also motivate you. My champion is myself. I always try to prove to myself that
I can do things people say I can't. Just like returning to school to get this degree, many people
disagreed with my idea of going back to school. Many said that I wouldn't finish. I am here to
prove them all wrong. All the concepts in this module relate to self-care. Grit and personality
traits are all things we have within us that we must always work on to improve.
It is very fascinating to see the uniqueness and complexity of human personality and
motivation. I enjoyed learning more about the history of psychology dealing with the big
questions of what influences people in different ways. I have always been curious about what
makes someone more reserved or aggressive among many other traits. When reading the break
downs in this class about humans and how our brains work it always makes me analyze my
own characteristics. These tests were great for confirming things I already knew and realizing
things about myself that I was blind to.
c I scored a 38/50 on the grit scale. So, I see myself 60% grittier than most Americans. This
sounds pretty accurate to me. I have a lot of grit in many areas, but sometimes I lose focus. I
have had a hard time narrowing a specific goal down because I have so many things I want to
be great at. But realizing that with the time I have, if I do not choose something to work hard
at, I will not master anything. This is a big part of why I chose to pursue a degree in
Now, for my Big Five Personality Test results I was surprised how spot on all of the
feedback was. I scored very high in openness, 47/50. I am highly curious, ask a lot of
questions, and love to learn. I was impressed that the test determined that I like to be more
spontaneous rather than stick to a routine. This is tricky because I want both sometimes. I like
trying new things, but yes, the downside is that sometimes I have a tough time sticking to long-
term goals (depending on how important they are to me). I do believe that maturity changes
some of these traits in some people though. I scored 35/50 on the conscientiousness portion. I
am dependable and organized (at most times). Many questions that were asked I found myself
saying, "depends on the situation." The extraversion portion was absolutely correct. I got a
39/50. I was surprised that it picked up on my personality being in between the two extremes.
I feel that so many people these days are saying they are either an extravert or introvert. I
always felt I carried a few traits from both sides. In agreeableness I scored 37/50. I am very
sensitive, so this was accurate. But I do have trouble trusting people. Maybe because I was too
trusting in the past and that shines through in my personality. In emotional security I scored
33/50. I have had bad moments in my life where my bad moods got the best of me, but overall,
I am pretty optimistic, and I try to stay calm in stressful situations. So, this was accurate for the
most part. It was nice to have an assessment of my personality even if everything was not
completely on the dot.
Knowing this information is important to see where I have matured over the years. I do
believe that some traits come more naturally to some. This is also true with your grit level.
Who you are around can influence your personality and grit. But sometimes it is just in you to
be who you are. I think knowing this information is a great way to understand your own
psychology as well as others. It is helpful to know that there are people on every spectrum of
the tests and scales.
I agree with Rita Pierson's take on emotional connection to long-term goals. Without the
drive to accomplish something many would not see a reason to. Many people have an
emotional situation happen in their lives that cause them to want to pursue a certain field, job,
hobby, etc. My drive for a lot of what I do comes from wanting to be successful for my
children. But also, from my background to prove that I can achieve it. These motivational
drives have many emotions connected to them.
I like that this was an option to the prompt. I have many people that I look up to, but I am very
proud of myself for accomplishing all that I have. I am learning to love myself and accept that
it is okay to be happy. I want to be a champion in my children's eyes and therefore I want to see
myself in that light. Because I am a champion, I know that I can handle whatever comes my
way. This is a major influence on the grit and motivation I have. Knowing that I have
overcome many things, I can be sure that I will not give up.
c c c c Grit and personality connections:
Self-care: When trying to achieve a long-term goal, self-care is very important. If you do not
find time to care for your mental stability than you will get burnt out.
Social justice: These traits for personality and grit have a lot to do with how social justice is
perceived and ruled. With the evolution of information on how we are all different, our social
justice guidelines tend to change with that.
Emotional intelligence: I believe that grit and personality evolve with your emotional
intelligence in many ways. Your motivation can also help you grow in other areas.
Career connections: To have grit means you are more likely to succeed in your career. Your
personality also should fit your chosen field.
Ethics: When dealing with grit and personality some people have more ethics than others. If all
you care about is achieving your goal, you may disregard certain ethics.
My grit scale came back as a 39/50 and I tied with a 39/50 for conscientiousness and
extraversion for my most dominant personality trait. I do agree with these results and I feel
like it describes me very well. This is how I would describe myself and it was a little surreal as
I was reading the personality test just how perfect the descriptions were.
I feel like the value of knowing your grit level and personality traits is fully understanding who
you really are. Each week, the topic gives me a little more insight as to who I am and how I
function. This knowledge allows me to process how and why I do things the way that I do
them or how I interact with people around me. The value of understanding this information is
very high if you are working to better yourself and achieve your own self-transcendence need.
Accord to Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, this is the goal that we all want and need to reach in
I absolutely agree with Rita Pierson’s position on emotional connections being critical
motivators. If you have a connection with someone, there is trust and the ability to listen
clearly if it is a positive connection. If the connection is negative then you are more likely to
shut down and not hear anything or trust the person. This does affect your long-term goals
when it comes to people you can rely on to reach that goal. If your person that you rely on is a
positive emotional connection (eg: teacher, pastor, parent, etc) then you will be able to succeed
from what is taught to you or shared with you. However, if the person you rely on is a negative
emotional connection, then you will most likely not be successful since you will be unable to
mentally accept the teaching being offered.
My champion is my mother. She is an amazingly strong women who has endured so many
things through her life. She is the most loving, understanding, and caring women I know. She
goes out of her way to help anyone around her and goes above and beyond to ensure her family
is taken care of, even though we are all out of the house with our own families. I look up to her
every day and know that I can reach whatever I dream to reach because she has given me the
tools to do so. My grit and motivation are directly contributed by her. She is a teacher and with
that personality, there is not a single thing in life that she cannot put her mind to and problem
solve. She is organized and prepared for just about anything. I get all these traits from her as I
watched her growing up closely. My motivation to be the solution and not the problem is
because of her influence.
Grit and personality relate to the programmatic course themes because they are literally the
core of who you are and the reason why you interact or behave the way you do. Emotional
intelligence and career connections deal with the way you interact with others and your
personality directly relates to how those interactions take place. A true understanding of your
own grit and personality will give your insight to how these interactions can be improved.
For my grit test I scored a 39 out of 50 which means "you see yourself as grittier than about 60
percent of American adults see themselves." (Soomo). My most dominant personality trait
was that I am very open. I agree with my results because any time I start a project I am
determined to finish it. I also agree with my personality trait because I am a very open and
easy person to talk to. The value of knowing both your grit and personality traits is the fact you
know what you are capable of. What I mean by that is, if you know you are a determined
person then that will help you achieve so much more in life. I do agree with Rita's position
because either positive or negative connections it will still play a major role in your long-term
goals and the direction you head in.
My champion is myself; I do not say that to sound good about myself, I say that because I
always set slightly higher goals that I know is achievable but will be a struggle to get to it. The
reason I do that is because once I complete those goals, I look back at myself and feel very
proud of myself. The concept of grit and personality applies to self-care, and emotional
intelligence. I say that because to have self-care you need to have grit and have a right mindset
and personality to be able to achieve self-care in a way that is helpful and healthy. I believe
that there is a connection to emotional intelligence because it is how you come off as a person.
With your personality plays a major role in that because with a happy and positive personality
the better you will come off as a person.
Based off the results of the grit survey, I "see myself 10 percent grittier than other Americans".
I honestly must agree with these results, I often leave projects unfinished (a bad habit), I have
been doing this since childhood. I have often lacked motivation and interest in completing
As far as the Big Five survey, I scored highest in openness and agreeableness coming in at
39/50 for both. Both suit me well, I certainly avoid conflict as much as possible, but I am
always willing to listen to both sides of the issue at hand and pull from new and old ideas to
resolve the problem.
The value in knowing your grit level and personality traits is learning to know yourself, and
how you will react and respond in certain situations.
I agree with Pierson. When there is an emotional connection, the likelihood of completing a
project, task, agreement, disagreement, ect. is much higher than when there is no connection.
I am becoming my own champion. I am so far ahead of myself, and where I thought I would be
even just two years ago. The longer I live and experience the ups and downs of life, the more
motivated I become to be better. A better employee/employer, a better mom, a better thinker,
and many more positives. c
I think I may have chosen emotional intelligence many times already, but I feel like it fits right
in here with grit and personality traits. There is a need to relate to yourself emotionally to show
(positive) personality. Negative people are often not in tune with themselves emotionally.
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