Episode 7: The Gritter, The Better? Is “Grit” a Fair Way to Measure People??

According to University of Pennsylvania psychologist, Angela Duckworth, grit is defined as a child’s “perseverance and passion for long-term goals,”. The concept of grit, however, may be applied to other areas of our society, such as in the workplace setting, in relationships, etc. Is grit, a good attribute to use to measure people? In this episode, we discuss the concept of “grit”, general expectations of what success looks like, contemporary research around the topic of grit, and our thoughts on measuring humans on the basis of a benchmark expectation.