Everyone wants to be successful in life. Even though there might be different understandings of being successful, being an A class student is one of the best ways to get a successful career. But what does it take to be a good student? Sure, being intelligent and organized can be quite helpful, but there must be more to it. Maybe, some aspects of your personality make the difference here. Does personality give advantages to certain students? Are there specific personality traits that lead to better grades? Some researchers tackled these questions by carrying out studies with university students.
Recent research found out that being an honest and humble person actually leads to better grades. Especially students who are uninterested in being wealthy or owning luxury goods as well as students who see themselves as ordinary people receive better grades than those students who see themselves as superior. Seems like the nice kind of people get rewarded for it after all!
But what can we do with findings like these? They help us to make changes in our academic system. Knowing what exactly makes students pass their exams helps us to improve our educational system in a way that students can learn more effectively. With this knowledge, training programs could help students create the right behavioral patterns to perform better.
So, if you now think the chances for your own success are already set in stone just by the way you are, do not be discouraged! After all, we will always have the power to change our behavior and become a better version of ourselves. If you are willing to invest enough effort into your work and studying, you will certainly be rewarded for it.