Curiosity

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.

Related Life Skills

Also Known As

Hindi | 

जिज्ञासा

Marathi | 

कुतूहल

Feedback

We invite you to share your feedback and comments on the LSC India Glossary. We are very keen to hear your ideas and suggestions as we continue to make the India Glossary better and more relevant. We are accepting feedback till 28th February! Write to us

Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.

EXPORE OTHER Life Skills

Generic selectors
Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content

ICT Literacy is the ability to use digital technology, communications tools...

Learn more

Respecting Diversity is the ability to recognise, understand, accept and demonstrate...

Learn more

Transformational Entrepreneurship is the ability to create innovative solutions that enable...

Learn more

Grit is the ability to pursue our long term goals with...

Learn more

Financial Literacy means having the knowledge, skills, values and habits needed...

Learn more
Home
Contact
Media