What Is Mental Toughness?

The MTQ48 assessment is a unique 48 item high quality psychometric measure that measures Mental Toughness which  describes the mind-set that every person adopts in everything they do. It is closely related to qualities such as character, resilience, grit, etc.

Published research and case studies form around the world show that Mental Toughness is a major factor in:

  • Performance – explaining up to 25% of the variation in performance in individuals
  • Positive Behaviour – more engaged, more positive, more “can do”
  • Wellbeing – more contentment, better stress management , less prone to bullying
  • Aspirations – more ambitious, prepared to manage more risk

Mental Toughness Scale

What this means and what does MTQ48 assess?


Life Control – I really believe I can do it.

Emotional Control – I can manage my emotions and the emotions of others.


Goal Setting – I promise to do it, I like working to goals.

Achieving – I’ll do what it takes to keep my promises and achieve my goals.


Risk Taking – I will push myself, I am driven to succeed.

Learning from Experience – Even setbacks are opportunities for learning.


In Abilities – I believe I have the ability to do it, or can acquire the ability.

Interpersonal Confidence – I can influence others, I can stand my ground if necessary.

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