An interesting article on Resilience. Surprisingly it didn’t talk about Angela Duckworth’s concept of Grit. But it did mention something I haven’t heard of - one particular avenue for resilience in a longitudinal study focusing on a “locus of control”.
“Perhaps most importantly, the resilient children had what psychologists call an “internal locus of control”: they believed that they, and not their circumstances, affected their achievements. The resilient children saw themselves as the orchestrators of their own fates. In fact, on a scale that measured locus of control, they scored more than two standard deviations away from the standardization group.”
I love scales - I’m curious if this is similar to the Grit Scale.