The psychologist also unanimously agree that

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two ideas are highly correlated. The psychologist also unanimously agree that conscientiousness is a trait and not a skill. It is a personality trait that cannot be changed. It is determined by genetics, and the environment also plays a significant role in shaping it (Denby, 2016). It is not logical therefore for Duckworth to claim that grit is a skill and it can be manipulated or changed by passion and perseverance. Secondly, according to many critiques, the impact of grit on the academic outcome of the leaners is exaggerated (Denby, 2016). The concept of grit is broad and has its correlates and anomalies. The population sample that Duckworth uses to assess the effectiveness of grit in impacting the learner's achievement is insignificant, and thus one cannot assume that the same trends will be replicated in the whole population (Denby, 2016). Her research focuses on the traditional concept of assessments through a test score. Other aspects such as creativity are ignored. Further, the grit ideology assumed the psychological traits that play a significant role in determining people who succeed and those who do not. She only dwelled on the cognitive abilities of the leaners (Denby, 2016).
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