Mindset: The New Psychology of Success


How does Dweck argue that positive labels (such as “you’re smart”) can actually harm someone?

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Dweck argues that, in the fixed mindset, both positive and negative labels can mess with your mind. When you’re given a positive label, you’re afraid of losing it, and when you’re hit with a negative label, you’re afraid of deserving it.