mental Toughness

Discover your Mental Toughness and Use it Consciously and Develop Further!

If you are mentally tough than you will be coping more easily with difficult situations and you will be more easily see and seize the new opportunities. We would like to help everyone to be better in this field!

Mental Toughness

MENTal toughness

Mental toughness is a moderately plastic personality trait which determines in large part how individuals respond mentally to 

  • stress, pressure, 
  • opportunity and challenge.

Research shows that mental toughness scores correlate closely with performance; well-being; positive behaviour and aspirations. It has a significant impact on most key outcomes in the world of work. It applies to leaders and staff, and has universal benefits.

We are using MTQ tests to measure Mental Toughness as an AQR International partner. The MTQ Plus test gives you a picture about how you are handling the following 4 dimensions:: 

  • Control
  • Commitment
  • Challenge
  • Confidence

Based on reserach we can say that the mentally tough people are more likely to be successful than the mentally sensitives peers but it does not mean that

  • all the mentally tough people are successful
  • the mentally sensitive people can not be successful.

Mental Tougness can be measured and developed!

The 4 dimensions

The test measures the following 4 dimensions (4Cs): 

Control

Measures how we deal with complexity and multitasking, particularly when others are watching us. This scale has two component sub-scales::

  • Emotional Control – Measures the extent to which we control our anxieties and our emotions and reveal our emotional states to others.
  • Life Control – A measure of self-worth. Indicates the extent to which we believe we shape what happens to us...or the other way around.

Commitment

Measures how we respond to working towards specific goals and targets.

  • Goal Orientation – Making promises: Individuals scoring highly on this scale are orientated towards setting goals and targets for activities. They are likely to be effective at prioritising, planning and organising.
  • Achievement Orientation – Keeping Promises: Those scoring highly on this scale are more likely deliver that to which they are committed. They are likely to “do what it takes” and gain satisfaction (and perhaps relief) from achievement.

Challenge

Measures how we see challenge and change. Do we perceive it is an opportunity...even exciting? Or do we see it as a threat?

  • Risk Orientation – Individuals scoring highly will be open to change and new experience. They are open to learning and are prepared to manage risk.
  • Learning Orientation – Those scoring highly on this scale will see all out comes as having a positive element. They will see opportunity where others will see threat and will not be deterred by setbacks.

Confidence

Measures the extent to which we have the self-belief to see through to a conclusion difficult task which can be beset with setbacks. This scale has two component subscales:

  • Confidence in Abilities – Individuals scoring highly on this scale are more likely to believe that they are a truly worthwhile person. They are less dependent on external validation and tend to be more optimistic about life in general.
  • Interpersonal Confidence – Individuals scoring highly on this scale tend to be more assertive. They are less likely to be intimidated in social settings and are more likely to promote themselves in groups. They are also better able to handle difficult or awkward people.

Mental toughness

Test & Coaching portfolio

MTQLite

An 11-item measure which provides a reliable score for overall mental toughness. 
    Overall Mental Toughness. Predominantly for research.

MTQ4Cs

Possibly entry level measure. A shorter (circa 24-item) measure which provides reliable scores for:

  • OVERALL MENTAL TOUGHNESS
  • THE 4CS
  • PURPOSE: RESEARCH. A SURVEY TOOL FOR LARGE-SCALE APPLICATIONS (E.G. ASSESSING MENTAL TOUGHNESS OF A WHOLE WORKFORCE).

MTQ48

Current 48-item measure providing scores for:

  • Overall mental toughness
  • The 4 Cs + 4 scales/factors

MTQPLUS

A 68-item measure which provides scores for:

  • OVERALL MENTAL TOUGHNESS
  • THE 4 CS
  • 8 SCALES/FACTOR
  • PURPOSE: ASSESSING STAFF – ALL LEVELS.
  • Coaching

Individual coaching

Measuring and developing an invidual's mental toughness

  • MTQ test
  • Individual feedback
  • Coaching kick-off
  • Coaching process
  • Coaching closing session

Group coaching / training

Measuring and developing a group"s mental toughness

  • MTQ test
  • Individual feedback
  • Group coaching / training kick-off
  • Development process
  • Closing session

Team coaching

Improving team effectiveness

  • MTQ test
  • Individual and group feedback
  • Coaching contract
  • Team coaching
  • Team coaching closing session
Fedor György

Fedor György

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Kaposi Kálmán

Kaposi Kálmán

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Környei Imre

Környei Imre

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Csigás Zoltán

Csigás Zoltán

Strategic partner

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