FOLLOW Benefits of curiosity Curiosity keeps you young. Those that maintain a sense of wonder throughout life live longer. Curiosity helps you learn. Curiosity enables you to remember new information. Curiosity encourages better relationships. Being really interested in other people helps build strong relationships.
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FOLLOW How does the brain process curiosity?
One of the most influential drivers of human behavior is curiosity. That urge to discover, learn, and explore has been the driver of some of the most significant achievements in history. While the benefits of curiosity for cats remains in debate, there is no question that it is a mainstay of human progress.
Curiosity It is the recognition, pursuit, and desire to explore novel, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous events. The 5 dimensions that define curiosity Joyous exploration: I view challenging situations as an opportunity to grow and learn. Deprivation sensitivity: I like to try to solve problems that puzzle me. Stress tolerance: The smallest doubt can stop me from seeking out new experiences. Social curiosity: Social curiosity: I like to learn about the habits of others. I like ﬁnding out why people behave the way they do. Thrill-seeking: The anxiety of doing something new makes me feel excited and alive. Risk-taking is exciting to me. 4 types of "curious" people The Fascinated – they score high on all dimensions of curiosity, particularly joyous exploration. Problem Solvers – score high on deprivation sensitivity, and are midrange for other dimensions. Empathizers – score high on social curiosity, midrange on other dimensions and much lower on stress tolerance and thrill-seeking. Avoiders – score low on all dimensions, particularly stress tolerance. FOLLOW Why Curiosity Matters
New research shows that curiosity is vital to an organization's performance-as are the particular ways in which people are curious and the experiences they are exposed to. This package examines how leaders can nurture curiosity throughout their organizations and ensure that it translates to success.
Curiosity leads us to generate alternatives When our curiosity is triggered, we are less likely to fall prey to confirmation bias (looking for information that supports our beliefs rather than for evidence suggesting we are ... Curiosity and innovation Encouraging people to be curious generates workplace improvements.
When we are curious, we view tough situations more creatively. Studies have found that curiosity is associated with less defensive reactions to stress and less aggressive reactions to provocation.
Reduced group conflict Curiosity encourages members of a group to put themselves in one another’s shoes and take an interest in one another’s ideas rather than focus only on their own perspective.
conflicts are less heated, and groups achieve better results. FOLLOW Describing wonder
Wonder is said to be a childish emotion. However, as adults, we experience it when gaping at something unexpectedly spectacular.
Adam Smith, an 18th-century moral philosopher, describes wond...
The bodily symptoms of this strange appearance point to three dimensions:
Sensory: The marvelous things take hold of our senses - we stare and widen our eyes. Cognitive: We are perplexed because we don't have a past experience to understand them. It leads to a suspension of breath, similar to when we are startled. Spiritual: We look upwards in veneration, which makes our heart swell. The scale of wonder
At the mild end of this emotion, we talk about things being marvelous. More intense emotions might be described as astonishing. The extreme of this experiences is met with expressions of awe.
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