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In terms of goals an incremental person is usually eager to learn At school he is most likely going to take difficult classes in hopes of learning new things On the other hand an entity person usually focuses more on performance rather than learning since he already believes that intelligence is fixed He would take easy classes just so that he could get an A or a B in the class but he would not take a challenging course which would teach him new things and expand his knowledge In terms of effort an incremental people view it as a good thing Effort is a way to expand ones knowledge by putting effort in something one can find out what he is capable of doing and what he is incapable of doing whereas an entity person views effort as a risky thing He fears if he puts a lot of effort in something for example studying and he flunks then it would just be proving to him that he was not intelligent to begin with or he does not have the intelligence that it takes An incremental person views errors as learning experiences which is not bad at all He believes that errors are where to direct effort An entity person on the other hand believes that errors are bad and that they reveal the limits of ones intelligence So basically an entity person would put no effort in something in fear of making an error of some sort The degree of involvement in something also differentiates an incremental person and an entity person Involvement is considered to be how one situates himself An incremental person is very task involved Once he gets a task started he does not care as to what is going on around him or how difficult the task becomes until he is done with it An entity person however is very ego involved He usually has his
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