Being Creative … Curious People Share 16 Interesting Traits

Never be done with things as life is a perpetual prototype. As children, we’re naturally curious — its how we grow and learn — but by the time we start school that sense of wonder starts to escape us. Perhaps the first shocking thing we learned about being creative and curious people.Check out our thoughts on building innovation.

We are all born with boundless curiosity, but as we grow older, a battle springs up between what is known as the anxious mind and the curious spirit.Our instinct to explore is tempered by our desire to conform. We stop asking questions because we learn that it makes us look stupid. We stop putting ourselves in positions where we are open to uncertainty — and therefore vulnerable.

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With the advent of the Internet, the number of marketing options available to both budding and experienced entrepreneurs has become staggering. But in our pursuit of a secure and comfortable life, we lose sight of what really drives us. It begins in our education system.

We train people to follow rules and we stop them listening to their own instincts. Do we stop asking, what am I excited by, what am I motivated to pursue? While we’re born curious, experts say we can relearn the trait.

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Here are sixteen traits to rekindle and relearn to be a more curious person :

Being creative … live to solve problems

It’s a sign you’re curious if you think about a customer’s success as if it was your own. How do you get them to where they want to be? What resources can you create to make their lives easier?

Stay positive

Curious people seek surprise

We feel most comfortable when things are certain, but we feel alive when they’re not. Curious people welcome surprise in their lives. They try new foods, talk to a stranger, or ask a question they’ve never asked before.

Nothing bores them

Curious people tend to maintain high activity levels and discover interesting facts about their industry. While others are procrastinating or pumping out the same old content, these people are reading books, and learning new methodologies.

Don’t avoid questions

After some practice, these people become familiar with the unfamiliar. And this is a huge advantage for anyone in any business setting, as unfamiliar moments are the rule, not the exception.

Willing to be wrong

Curiosity often must be instilled intentionally, it comes from intentional pauses.“There are tremendous benefits to a culture of curiosity in companies, particularly among leaders,” she says. “Curious teams always look at a broader array of options for product innovations, marketing angles, and solutions to problems. A team lodged in ‘rightness’ does the opposite.”

Love to dialog

Being a great listener and conversationalist goes a long way. Curious people focus on the person they’re connecting with and talk about what they’re interested in, struggling with and aspiring to.

Question everything

He emphasizes the importance of questions in order for a company to “innovate, adapt to change, and maintain an edge in fast-moving, competitive markets.”Curious folks aren’t afraid to question old tactics, and this helps them continuously optimize their practices, messaging, and habits.

Aren’t afraid to say: “I don’t know”

Put in the time

Easily motivated

Love to learn

Whether it’s the blog title they choose, the email subject line they employ, or the time in which they publish your social media posts, curious people want to experiment, learn, and optimize. Being curious means having an active mind. You’re not satisfied until you learn all you can about your process, and have the requisite data to start doubling down on what works and forgetting about what doesn’t.

Naturally empathetic

Love to succeed

It goes without saying that an achievement attitude is essential in the professional world, where reps are held to quotas as well as other concrete metrics.

Love to think creatively

In business, they are the ones who experiment with new techniques and think of different ways to cater to their audience, often winning the attention of potential customers as a result.

Stay in the now

Multitasking creates an inability to be fully present and take in everything that is happening in front of you. On the other hand, because curious people are so interested in what they’re doing, they find it easier to be present and focused.

The bottom line

That’s because curiosity — a state of active interest or genuinely wanting to know more about something — creates an openness to unfamiliar experiences, laying the groundwork for greater opportunities to experience discovery, joy, and delight.

Curiosity is something that can be nurtured and developed. With practice, we can harness the power of curiosity to transform everyday tasks into interesting and enjoyable experiences.

We can also use curiosity to intentionally create wonder, intrigue and play out of almost any situation or interaction we encounter.

Mike Schoultz writes about improving the performance of business. Bookmark his blog for stories and articles.