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8. Approaching difficult experiences with self-compassion

8. Approaching difficult experiences with self-compassion

  • Any thought or emotion can be the seed of self-discovery for curious minds.
  • Even without knowing the scientific terms for these habits, they practice metacognition to interrogate the thoughts that arise in their mind and interoception to understand the sensations that arise in their body.
  • They do not try to suppress these signals, but treat them as a helpful source of information.


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6. Challenging the default

6. Challenging the default

  • Anything that seems obvious on the surface can become a topic of investigation for curious minds.
  • They wonder about the reality of default definitions and t...


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9. Welcoming the unpredictable

9. Welcoming the unpredictable

  • For curious minds, the fact that the world keeps on changing is a feature, not a bug.
  • They believe that their response determines how much disruptions affect them, and they choose to respond with curiosity....


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2. Forming connections between ideas

2. Forming connections between ideas


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Benefits of Curiosity and How to Nurture It

Benefits of Curiosity and How to Nurture It

🔍 Curiosity has many benefits - it keeps you young, helps you learn, and strengthens relationships. Injecting curiosity into your life has lasting positive effects.

  • 🧭 Being curious...


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1. Seeking liminal spaces

1. Seeking liminal spaces

  • Curious minds are not only comfortable in the in-betweens, they actively seek out those transitional moments of personal growth.
  • Rather than racing through the uncomfortable phase of not-knowing, they enjoy 


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Curiosity as an Innate Human Trait

Curiosity as an Innate Human Trait

  • Curiosity, observed in all healthy babies and young children, serves as an adaptive mechanism guiding us to explore and seek new experiences.
  • While universal, the degree and focus of curiosity


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4. Exploring new interests

4. Exploring new interests

  • Because the world is full of potential curiosity attractors, curious minds have many interests which may not always overlap.
  • However, it can be hard to channel their cu...


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5. Learning in public

5. Learning in public

  • Although it can be scary, curious minds make it a point to admit when they don’t know.
  • Instead of trying to be the expert in the room, they consider themselves lifelong learne...


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7. Listening with compassion

7. Listening with compassion

  • Because they want to deeply understand the world and others around them, curious minds tend to be empathetic.
  • They try to listen without judgment and to embody the 


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3. Asking questions

3. Asking questions

  • For curious minds, every interaction is an opportunity to learn.
  • Exchanging good questions is one of their favorite modes of communication.


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