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Take this Grit Test and find out how gritty you really are!

Grit Test 

Directions for taking the Grit Test: Please respond to the following 12 items. Be honest – there are no right or wrong answers.

1. I have overcome setbacks to conquer an important challenge.

_Very much like me

_Mostly like me

_Somewhat like me

 _Not much like me

 _Not like me at all

2. New ideas and projects sometimes distract me from previous ones.

_Very much like me

_Mostly like me

_Somewhat like me

 _Not much like me

 _Not like me at all

3. My interests change from year to year.

_Very much like me

_Mostly like me

_Somewhat like me

 _Not much like me

 _Not like me at all

4. Setbacks don’t discourage me.

_Very much like me

_Mostly like me

_Somewhat like me

 _Not much like me

 _Not like me at all

5. I have been obsessed with a certain idea or project for a short time but later lost interest.

_Very much like me

_Mostly like me

_Somewhat like me

 _Not much like me

 _Not like me at all

6. I am a hard worker.

_Very much like me

_Mostly like me

_Somewhat like me

 _Not much like me

 _Not like me at all

7. I often set a goal but later choose to pursue a different one.


_Very much like me

_Mostly like me

_Somewhat like me

 _Not much like me

 _Not like me at all

8. I have difficulty maintaining my focus on projects that take more than a few months to complete.


_Very much like me

_Mostly like me

_Somewhat like me

 _Not much like me

 _Not like me at all

9. I finish whatever I begin.

_Very much like me

_Mostly like me

_Somewhat like me

 _Not much like me

 _Not like me at all

10. I have achieved a goal that took years of work.


_Very much like me

_Mostly like me

_Somewhat like me

 _Not much like me

 _Not like me at all

11. I become interested in new pursuits every few months.

_Very much like me

_Mostly like me

_Somewhat like me

 _Not much like me

 _Not like me at all

12. I am diligent.

_Very much like me

_Mostly like me

_Somewhat like me

 _Not much like me

 _Not like me at all



Scoring:
-For questions 1, 4, 6, 9, 10 and 12 assign the following points:
5 = Very much like me
4 = Mostly like me
3 = Somewhat like me
2 = Not much like me
1 = Not like me at all

-For questions 2, 3, 5, 7, 8 and 11 assign the following points:
1 = Very much like me
2 = Mostly like me
3 = Somewhat like me
4 = Not much like me
5 = Not like me at all

Add up all the points and divide by 12. The maximum score on this scale is 5 (extremely gritty), and the lowest scale on this scale is 1 (not at all gritty).

Developed by Duckworth, A.L., Peterson, C., Matthews, M.D., & Kelly, D.R. (2007)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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