@Josie I do not think the best relationships will be two people with the same mindset because the relationship will not be well balanced. Having the same mindset might help with understanding one another but if both people are fixed then neither of them are finding new things to do and if they are both growth, then they might become overwhelmed and consumed with trying to get better and NEVER being good enough. If one is fixed and one is growth, the growth can help the fixed try new things and the fixed can help the growth to not be overwhelmed with not feeling good enough. Their biggest struggle would be understanding one another which can be helped through a lot of communication.
@Sarah I definitely agree with @Zach because when you understand why someone is feeling the way they do or why they made the actions they did, you have more sympathy for them and will therefore have an easier time forgiving them.
@Maren Yes, we can have different mindsets n different areas of out lives. I know that for me I have a fixed mindset in volleyball and a growth mindset in school. I think the things we are more self conscious about we tend to be more fixed mindset in because we don't want to fail.
@Ashley it is incredibly rare when an assumption can be made without communication. I think if someone is upset with somebody else, they should talk about it and tell the other person exactly how they feel. This is why trust is vitally important in a relationship.
@Josh It is easier to assume the worst (or assume the best) because nobody likes to confront other people with conflict. But in the end the only way to truly save a relationship is to confront issues within the relationship.
@Class do you think having a fixed/growth mindset in relationships is gender based at all?