Finishing what you started, in spite of obstacles. Feeling reward in completion even when external benefits lack.

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Through thick and thin, these people are able to work hard through life's challenges, even when they don't see a reward right away. They know that eventually their work will pay off and they will see results.

When they have a task or a goal, few things stop them from achieving it, which means experimenting with different approaches to get there. Their stable attention span and tolerance for frustration makes them more likely to succeed in many aspects of life.

People's persistence is partly driven by their perspective on themselves and the world; they tend to be more optimistic and attribute bad events to external factors rather than internal failings. Interestingly, the tendency to quit has two sources: a hit to the self-esteem which makes people want to withdraw, and the natural instinct to withdraw when a task seems intolerable. People with perseverance are able to override these urges.


Luckily for those around them, individuals high in perseverance tend to be good at talking through conflict, although they might not initiate it. Their drive to problem-solve allows them to find different ways to create solutions.

These people are committed through and through. Their loyalty to others motivates them to continuously seek the light at the end of the tunnel during challenges. In love, a person with perseverance needs to continue pushing their limits and challenging themselves. They enjoy starting a new hobby together with their partners as it allows them to learn new things, as well as bond.


Persistent people push themselves to win. They are able to see the world as limitless and are hungry for challenge. One of the most important aspects as it pertains to work is that these people can work longer without reward, meaning they are better equipped for long-term projects than most. This manifests in a myriad of ways, for example working towards a promotion or starting a new business that may not see success at first.

In group settings, people with perseverance inspire others to persevere as well. Because of their confidence in themselves and their ability to accomplish tasks, others are inclined to begin thinking this way too.


It is likely that at some point, a person high in perseverance will encounter situations that may be a waste of time and resources to persist in. To avoid committing to tasks like this, careful deliberation and goal setting would benefit the individual to determine if a result is worth it and possible.










Having a high self-esteem is important for people who want to develop perseverance, as it allows them to not be swayed by the initial challenges that they may face. Developing self-esteem and confidence in oneself will help individuals with low perseverance be able to encounter failure and keep going.

Developing strategies to keep positive moods despite circumstances can also help with perseverance. In order to be continuously encouraged to persevere, it can also be beneficial to find a support system to aid with that. Having a few people to provide motivation and support can make or break a person's success, as individuals are more likely to persist with an observer around to see their success.


Low Scorers

Those who score low in perseverance find it difficult to commit to one specific task until it is completed. When encountering challenges, these people much prefer to switch to a more pleasurable or immediately rewarding task.

They are generally less comfortable with encountering discouragement or failure, which can deter them from sticking to one task all the way through if things get hard.


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