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Open-minded people have a different visual perception of reality

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Open-minded people have a different visual perception of reality
Psychologists have only begun to unravel the concept of "personality," that all-important but nebulous feature of individual identity. Recent studies suggest that personality traits don't simply affect your outlook on life, but the way you perceive reality.

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Open-minded people are more creative

A recent study has shown that open-minded individuals tend to be more creative and willing to have new experiences. 

The result led to the idea that this kind of people have the tendency to come up with creative solutions as well as being more flexible when working in an environment where there are several distractions.

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Open-minded people are more focused

A recent study has come to the conclusion that open-minded persons possess the ability to focus on different things at the very same moment. 

Even if there are distractions around them, these individuals still manage to concentrate and see everything that is going on in the room and, so, they are less prone to the so-called 'inattentional blindness'.

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Our personality and perception of the world

Research has proven that individuals' personality plays an essential role in the way they perceive the world. 

Therefore, it is very probable that our perception of the world changes at the same time with our personality.

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The central concept of creativity is that some people are open to examine things from all angles and visualize more possibilities.

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Creative vision

Research found that open people don't just bring a different perspective; they really see things differently.

The research findings suggest that open people's creative tendencies are ingrained in their basic visual perception. Open people may have inherently different experiences to other people.

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The concept of creativity

The concept of creativity

The main idea to the concept of creativity is that some people see more possibilities than others.

  • One way creativity is measured is by using divergent thinking task...

Creative vision

Research found that open people don't just bring a different perspective, they really see things differently.

A visual perception phenomenon is called binocular rivalry - where two different images are presented to each eye simultaneously, such as a red patch to the right eye and a green to the left eye. The observer will flip between seeing one patch, then the other. Open people see both images at once, creating a fused or scrambled image.

Seeing things that others miss

Inattentional blindness is a perceptual phenomenon. People experience this when they are so focused on one thing that they fail to see something else.

Your susceptibility to inattentional blindness depends on your personality; open people are more likely to see things that others overlook.

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