Friday, August 11, 2017

The importance of self-discipline

The Alt-Right makes a big deal about IQ, and rightly so, but I just ran across this meta-analysis of dozens of studies that shows that the supertrait of conscientiousness--basically self-discipline--is just about as predictive of academic performance as intelligence.


Jim Bowery said...

Imagine the self-discipline it must take for a white heterosexual male to even pass a humanities requirement nowadays.

Moazzam said...

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Warren Notes said...

Right - but it's ACADEMIC performance. What would it be for job performance?