How chess influences personal development

Chess is one of the most famous puzzle games in the world. It is not a secret for anyone that they develop logic, tactics, strategy and many other properties of an intellectual person. decided to hold a special parallel to understand how chess affects the development of the personality and the formation of certain positive skills in the life of each of us.


The ability to choose is required from us every day. From morning to evening, we are constantly confronted with minor and minor, as well as large and extremely important situations when we need to make a concrete choice.

Chess develops intuition, because of two equally powerful moves, you need to choose only one.

An interesting fact: in chess, the most obvious move is not 90% of players, but only 50%.


If you do not have patience - it is unlikely that you will be able to defeat your rival. Careful analysis of the alignment of forces on the board, patient waiting for the opponent's move and a long focus on his strategy - all this develops patience in a chess player. And this is one of the key qualities of a successful person.

Analytical thinking

Playing chess, you develop analytical thinking. And it is far from just thinking about their moves. An outside view is something that a person often lacks.

We very often subjectively evaluate this or that business. And exploring the opponent’s tactics, trying to penetrate his logic and intentions, you will develop an objective analytical thinking, which is probably very useful in life.

Thinking winner

It is surprising, but the ability to think, as the winner is of great importance in any field of activity. For the successful achievement of the goal to believe in victory is simply vital.

It is difficult to imagine a developed person who does not believe in himself. The winner’s psychological attitude is trained like any other intellectual quality.

Chess is an ideal tool for this. By the way, you may be interested in an article on how to improve self-esteem.

An interesting fact: the author of this article is a chess lover, although he is far from professional. Once he argued with a friend who was a passionate lover of this game (but also not a professional) that he would not lose a single one out of 10 games.

A friend doubted such self-confidence, and they began a series of parties that lasted several days. In the end, the author won 9 out of 10 games, and almost lost one, but managed (deliberately and not by chance) to bring the matter to pata (finished in a draw).

It is safe to say that this happened solely due to the corresponding internal mood.

Ability to play

At first glance it may seem that this statement contradicts the previous one. In fact, no. The ability to play is also an extremely important feature of a developed personality.

Defeats, like victories, influence us in an amazing way. We draw conclusions that we hadn’t thought about before; we cultivate resilience in order not to give up.

In fact, world history clearly demonstrates that sooner or later everyone loses, but only strong know how to play. They take an unexpected turn for themselves calmly and with dignity.

The weak, on the contrary, fall into a rage, blame everyone around them, in one word they tear and throw. A regular chess game will help you develop this quality of a strong personality.

In the end we just add that chess is also an extraordinary pleasure. Any intellectual would agree with that. After all, you solve the most difficult issues, knowing that this is just a game, and in case of failure you will lose only a specific game.

So why not take advantage of this business for the purpose of self-development?

If you know how chess affects the development of the personality from the sides that are not covered in the article - write about it in the comments. We do not pretend to the completeness and accuracy of the nuances noted here, they just seem important to us.

Watch the video: Temperament, heredity, and genes. Behavior. MCAT. Khan Academy (February 2020).