Sunday, February 16, 2014

Openness to Experience

Openness to experience, February 19 chat

Although it's a "heritable trait" (something people inherit genetically), it can also be nurtured and fostered, to some extent.

I think school can create a "closed-to-experience" condition in some people.
Some families do, too.

There's nothing on my site about it, excapt pages on wonder and connections, I guess.

Maybe think of a fictional character who seems to have that trait. Rippy suggests the character of Phil, on Modern Family. I say Tigger.

Here's a description:
Openness to experience: (inventive/curious vs. consistent/cautious). Appreciation for art, emotion, adventure, unusual ideas, curiosity, and variety of experience. Openness reflects the degree of intellectual curiosity, creativity and a preference for novelty and variety a person has. It is also described as the extent to which a person is imaginative or independent, and depicts a personal preference for a variety of activities over a strict routine. Some disagreement remains about how to interpret the openness factor, which is sometimes called "intellect" rather than openness to experience.

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