Skills are set

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I guess that "they" reffer to the people who studies this subject.
What "set" might refer to?

Some people have what's called a fixed mindset. They believe that skills and intelligence are set and you either have them or you don't, that some people are just naturally good at things, while others are not.
(source, Ted lecture)
  • owlman5

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    "Set" refers to the idea that skills and intelligence are fixed, probably at birth, so that people can't do anything to improve their natural intelligence or skill at something.

    "Set" = "predetermined and unchangeable".
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