“I Have No Special Talents, I Am Only Passionately Curious” – Albert Einstein

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands but in having new eyes.” Marcel Proust

Curiosity [interest, novelty-seeking, openness to experience]: Taking an interest in ongoing experience for its own sake; finding subjects and topics fascinating; exploring and discovering

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If Curiosity is your top strength, you are interested in learning more about anything and everything.

You are always asking questions, and you find all subjects and topics fascinating. You like exploration and discovery.

The Noel Strengths Academy defines it this way:

  • Curious people have an ongoing, intrinsic interest in their inner experience and the world around them.
  • They are attracted to new things, people, and experiences
  • They are rarely bored.
  • Good listeners and conversationalists
  • Able to focus their attention
  • They ask questions from a new perspective
  • Curious people are resilient learners and good problem solvers
  • They often want to know, just for the sake of knowing

THE BENEFITS OF BEING CURIOUS

How can curiosity benefit us? What is the value of nurturing this strength? By being curious, you will be:

  • More open minded.
  • Enjoying the world around you.
  • Excited about what is going on in your life.
  • Increasing your awareness of the world.
  • Enhancing your chances of experiencing flow and therefore happiness.
  • Learning new things.
  • Building your confidence.
  • Improving your job performance.