Curiosity – My 1st 100 Days – Day 3 – Mindset or Behaviour?

Day 3: Mindset or Behaviour?

If you are curious, is it because you are thinking about things, or doing things?

Is curiosity a cerebral exercise that takes place within your head, or is it an activity that you do?

If it’s a way of thinking, then do you think it is influenced by education, by culture, or by the company you keep?

If it is a behaviour, then how come babies are curious? Are they born that way, or do they just learn really fast?

Is Curiosity a Mindset or Behaviour?

  1. If curiosity is a mindset, can you learn to be more curious? – If so, how?
  2. If it is a behaviour, can you learn it? – if so, what does that behaviour look like?

And whether it is a mindset, a set of behaviours, or both, is there a role for Organisations to support, or provoke, curiosity?

This week i am #WorkingOutLoud to prototype activities for a potential book around Curiosity – let me know what you think!

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Author and Founder of Sea Salt Learning. My work explores the Social Age. I’ve written ten books, and over 2,000 articles, and still learning...
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1 Response to Curiosity – My 1st 100 Days – Day 3 – Mindset or Behaviour?

  1. Vivien Shaw says:

    Hi Julian to think about your questions I’d say
    1. You can foster or squash curiosity, this is a fairly obvious observation but I think that the early responses that you receive to your curiosity is the simple answer to whether or not you develop curiosity as a mindset.
    2. That then also feeds into behaviour. The response that you get as a child, if your curiosity is supported by a sibling/parent/friend/other who then shows you ways to investigate the object of your curiosity, then you start to develop the behaviour patterns of exploration and experimentation that in and of themselves tend to lead to more questions.

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