Curiosity

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands but in having new eyes.” Marcel Proust

Curiosity [interest, novelty-seeking, openness to experience]: Taking an interest in ongoing experience for its own sake; finding subjects and topics fascinating; exploring and discovering

 

The Noel Strengths Academy defines it this way:

 Curious people have an ongoing, intrinsic interest in their inner experience and the world around them.

•  They are attracted to new things, people, and experiences  

•  They are rarely bored.  

•  Good listeners and conversationalists 

•  Able to focus their attention 

•  They ask questions from a new perspective 

•  Curious people are resilient learners and good problem solvers 

•  They often want to know, just for the sake of knowingCurious people have an ongoing, intrinsic interest in their inner  experience and the world around them 

•  They are attracted to new things, people, and experiences  

•  They are rarely bored.  

•  Good listeners and conversationalists 

•  Able to focus their attention 

•  They ask questions from a new perspective 

•  Curious people are resilient learners and good problem solvers 

•  They often want to know, just for the sake of knowing

 

Source: Noel Strengths Academy

The benefits of being curious

How can curiosity benefit us? What is the value of nurturing this strength? By being curious, you will be:

  • More open minded.
  • Enjoying the world around you.
  • Excited about what is going on in your life.
  • Increasing your awareness of the world.
  • Enhancing your chances of experiencing flow and therefore happiness.
  • Learning new things.
  • Building your confidence.
  • Improving your job performance.

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