Posted March 27, 2022                                              |

Agency Is the Highest Level of Personal Competence

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Posted March 27, 2022 | Reviewed by Vanessa Lancaster

Consider the challenges of your job, your career, and climate change. What do they have in common, psychologically? In each case, success requires high-functioning human agency.

In the psychological sense, agency entails a category of beliefs, a mindset. More profoundly, genuine agency includes the strategies and actions that accomplish what we want and bring us what we need.

Feeling that you have agency is nice. But feeling agentic falls far short of exercising agency—thinking and behaving competently and making real progress toward your desired goals.

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