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Grit: Bringing Passion Back

Scott Barry Kaufman: Results strongly suggest that grit — defined as passion and perseverance for long-term goals — really does matter, and that this unique configuration of characteristics is not simply the same as conscientiousness. Angela Duckworth really was on to something when she proposed this construct. However, the findings do highlight the fact that if grit is ever going to fully live up to its promise, passion absolutely cannot be excluded from the measurement of grit.

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