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B OOK -T A L K Psych ologist An gela Du ck w or t h def in es t h e per son alit y t r ait sh e h as iden t if ied as ?gr it ? as ?per sever an ce an d passion f or lon g-t er m goals.? Du ck w or t h developed t h e con cept of gr it w h ile st u dyin g t h e qu est ion , ?Wh y do som e people accom plish m or e t h an ot h er s?? Specif ically, sh e w an t ed t o k n ow w h at f act or s in f lu en ce gr eat accom plish m en t w h en con st r u ct s su ch as in t elligen ce an d ?in n at e t alen t ? ar e con t r olled. Fact or s h igh ly associat ed w it h gr it in clu de cou r age, or t h e abilit y t o m an age f ear of f ailu r e; con scien t iou sn ess; f ollow -t h r ou gh w it h ext en sive pr act ice; an d, of cou r se, r esilien ce. M ost im por t an t , Du ck w or t h claim s w e can gr ow ou r gr it . Fin d ou t h ow in h er best -sellin g book .