noun | [ kyoor-ee-os-i-tee ]

Curiosity is the ability to apply a sense of wonder and desire to learn or know something, without expecting a tangible reward. It is also about recognising an information gap and having an intrinsically motivated desire to close it. It includes seeking out information to better understand a wide range of topics and/or obtaining a depth of understanding in one topic area that goes beyond what is required.

Curiosity as a skill can positively affect learning and memory; lead to greater levels of attention and skill development and enhance feelings of mastery.

Curiosity In Action

The person will be able to:

  • Try new things and relish new experiences.
  • Show an inclination towards knowing new things, searching for answers and making connections.
  • Enjoy learning about topics that are unfamiliar to them, as well as about others’ perspectives on these topics.
  • Show interest and enjoy being part of diverse groups.
  • Ask questions to find out what interests other people.
  • Ask questions and find out why people behave the way they do.
  • Seek out opportunities where deep thinking is required.
  • Seek solutions to difficult conceptual problems.
  • Show trust in one’s own natural instincts, thereby taking risks.
  • Look for challenges and consider them as opportunities to grow.

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