Personality in Sports | Sports Psychology

Personality in Sports | Sports Psychology

This video delves into the sports psychology literature on personality and answers the following questions:

1. How are athletes personalities similar and how are they different?
2. Can personality tests be used to predict athletic performance?
3. Are personality traits changeable, and would changing them even be worth the effort?


  1. Daniel Nkedinma on June 22, 2021 at 7:55 pm


  2. A Moment in Time on June 22, 2021 at 7:56 pm

    This is the work I do as a hockey consultant

  3. Julien Blaster on June 22, 2021 at 8:02 pm

    Man i discover your chanel, your videos are soooo cool ! I was searching for real videos like this since a long time on the sport psychology, that share good informations in a simple maner. It’s really helpfull, thank you bro !

  4. دنيا ودين on June 22, 2021 at 8:05 pm

    The best book about sport psychology in Amazon

  5. Esri Arc on June 22, 2021 at 8:07 pm

    when he said’let’s look at the best … in sports, I had to back up, and look again ;)lol

  6. WHY AM I BLESSED? on June 22, 2021 at 8:07 pm

    My comment after:Very nice.i think you are making things a bit complicated and useless for athletes.And how can i watch the full video of 9:45?

  7. Demi Daemono on June 22, 2021 at 8:09 pm


  8. A Moment in Time on June 22, 2021 at 8:10 pm

    Elite athletes learn how to adapt their behaviours to the situation at hand.
    There are elite performers in every endeavour with every kind of personality trait. You need to define the difference between personality and behaviour. Behaviours are adaptable. . Personality is not.

  9. Gavin Brown on June 22, 2021 at 8:16 pm

    Just discovered your videos and love your approach. I am a PE teacher and Football (soccer) coach and have a real interest in sports psychology. 
    Have you done a video on ‘self-talk’? I find it a really interesting mental skill which can be utilised to improve confidence and benefit all of the 4 C’s (commitment, confidence, control of emotions and concentration) and would love to hear your thoughts on it? Any help is appreciated. Thanks

  10. Sport Psych Discuss on June 22, 2021 at 8:17 pm

    you’ve got a cool channel. I’m starting up a sport psychology discussion channel and insta page, and this is a great benchmark for this sub-category

  11. WHY AM I BLESSED? on June 22, 2021 at 8:19 pm

    My comment before watching:Doesn’t matter if you look humble or aggronat as long you have confidence in your ablities

  12. Chinmay Huddar on June 22, 2021 at 8:22 pm

    Could you please share the list of references and papers used by you for the literature review while producing this video, thank you in advance!

  13. amandeep bains on June 22, 2021 at 8:22 pm

    A topic that I never gave much thought too! Very well done, thanks!

  14. Cheryll Glotfelty on June 22, 2021 at 8:25 pm

    Nice job. Very interesting. I like the fact that your YouTubes reflect the latest scientific findings. I’ll be eager for your videos about developing desirable traits. Thanks!

  15. JINO JIKITOMO on June 22, 2021 at 8:26 pm

    No hate but i think the guy that made this veideo is a Messi fan xD great video tho!

  16. Athlete Equanimity on June 22, 2021 at 8:27 pm

    This was a tricky video to make as there are lots of different theories on how to define personality and on what is considered a personality trait, but the key points that I wanted to make and that you should take away from this video are:

    1. No personality test can consistently predict athletic performance.

    2. Certain traits are shared among high level athletes and will help you on your journey to mastery (mental toughness, discipline, commitment, etc as mentioned in video). These traits can be developed through active efforts if you currently lack them.

    3. Because of #1, do not feel compelled to copy the negative, immoral or unfavorable mannerisms that some athletes display (aggression, narcissism, cockiness, unsportsmanlike behaviours, etc). These things will NOT make you a better athlete. For example, you can be both confident and humble (rather than cocky) – Steph Curry is a great example of this.

    4. Basically, besides developing the sport specific traits that are relevant to improving at your sport, there is no need to try and become someone you are not – so I encourage you to be humble, be authentic and be kind to both yourself and others on your journey to mastery 🙂

  17. pratham on June 22, 2021 at 8:28 pm

    Please make videos on Self efficacy and mental strength , good examples are , Novak Djokovic etc. What sets these handful few people apart from the crowd, your videos are great 🤞🙌looking forward to it

  18. Telvin Kipapa on June 22, 2021 at 8:28 pm

    This video is awesome

  19. Maria Bruggeman on June 22, 2021 at 8:30 pm

    Nicely done! I would have liked some more examples of female athletes. Just keep that in mind for future.

  20. mohammad amin sadegian on June 22, 2021 at 8:34 pm

    could you please mention what is the application that was used to produce this video? thanks

  21. Christian Vazquez on June 22, 2021 at 8:35 pm

    Great take on this! Very well made video

  22. Winona Lumague on June 22, 2021 at 8:44 pm

    I don’t get how this video only has 1.7k views…