Getting Grit with Caroline Adams Miller

by Scott Barry Kaufman, June 29, 2017

On today’s episode of The Psychology Podcast, we speak with Caroline Adams Miller about how to to get more grit. Caroline is a certified professional coach, author, media personality, and keynote speaker & educator. In this episode, we discuss what it means to be a positive psychology coach, why Caroline became interested in grit, why millennials may not be as gritty as previous generations, Caroline’s definition of “authentic grit”, the difference between “selfie” grit and “authentic grit”, when grit is “good” vs. when it could be harmful, current controversies surrounding grit, when to grit and when to quit, and some practical takeaways to increase your own grit. Wow, we might have just broken a record for the number of times we used the word “grit” in a single paragraph! 🙂 Enjoy, and please contribute to the discussion below.

Relevant Links:

Webite –

Getting Grit

Authenticity and Grit, Scientific American

Mindset (Fixed & Growth Mindset) Carol Dweck (mentioned) –

Jordan Peterson’s Maps of Meaning (mentioned) –

Grit Angela Duckworth –


2 Responses to “Getting Grit with Caroline Adams Miller”

  1. Eri says:

    Hi, Does anyone know what episode Caroline is referring to when she talks about the ‘doppelgangers’? I’m fairly new to the show and can’t find any the terms she uses.

  2. Scott – thank you for giving us the space to really explore grit, its components, ways to see grit as part of a systems approach to change.

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