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  • Writer's pictureRebecca Hallbach Paciorek

What Kind of Mindset Do You Have?

Updated: Oct 31, 2022

“If you look at what you have in your life, you’ll always have more. If you look at what you don’t have in life, you’ll never have enough.”-Oprah Winfrey

Your mindset is what compels you to take a certain action or leads you to refrain from acting on something. Your mindset influences how you see yourself and those around you. The various types of mindsets can mean different things to each individual, regarding how and why you think like you do. Each mindset has benefits and drawbacks.

What kind of mindset do you have?

The number of mindsets that exist is dependent on how much you generalize mindset. Finding your type of mindset is key to understanding the mindset that factors into how you operate in every single area of your life. The two main types of mindsets are Fixed mindsets and Growth mindsets. Each has benefits and downsides.

If you have a fixed mindset, you tend to believe your skills or qualities are set and can not be changed. You have a set belief about many things including your intelligence level, and your personality or character. These people tend to limit themselves and focus on proving themselves to others.

Some of the sub-mindsets of a fixed mindset include:

  • Fear mindset

  • Lazymindset

  • Envy mindset

  • Greed mindset

  • Short-term mindset

  • Angry mindset

  • Follower mindset

Characteristics include:

  • Blaming others for things that are wrong

  • Lazy habits

  • Relying on addictions

  • Insatiable and always want more

  • Self-absorbed, with little thought of others

  • Limited initiative to achieve

  • Obsessed with what others do or say

  • Waste time

  • Come across in a negative way

If you have a growth mindset you are apt to believe you have a basic set of qualities that can be cultivated and developed through your efforts, strategies and help from others.

Some of the sub-mindsets of a growth mindset include:

  • Social mindset

  • Business mindset

  • Dreamer mindset

  • Gratitude mindset

  • Confident mindset

  • Creative mindset

Characteristics include:

  • Willing to help others

  • Solve problems

  • Think big and know what you want

  • Feel gratitude for what you have

  • Eager to learn

  • Dedication to achieve and grow

  • Able to change and develop skills

  • Embrace challenges

  • Learn from failures

What type of mindset is the basis of your thoughts and actions? Do you believe that you are just this way and cannot change? Do you believe you can change, and things can be different for you? The good news is you can change your mindset to one of growth and abundance.

Rebecca Paciorek is an Online Business Manager specializing in assisting in the growth of your business through traditional and digital means. *I often recommend products and services that I use or that have been recommended to me by people we trust. In many cases these recommendations are accompanied by an affiliate link, which provides me with a referral commission should you click through and make a purchase.

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