Human Nature Revealed
The truth is, most of us don't have a very deep, complete or accurate understanding of how the human mind is shaped, nor how it actually works. As a result, we default to the comfort of commonly held assumptions about people, personality, talent and performance, whether true or not. Luckily, there are others who have made the scientific study of the human brain their life's work, people like Dr. Edward Hallowell. Similar to Dweck, Hallowell posits that what really matters is not what you have, but what you do with what you have.
The fundamental point Hallowell makes is that our makeup and our personality are defined by our intrinsic motivation, our drive and our passion. People like Dweck and Hallowell understand how ...