Curious Character Trait
Your curious character trait is the pursuer of answers, the motivator of knowledge; it harnesses the power of asking "Why?" to better understand; AND potentially analyze something for opportunities of improvement. The curious person must be brave enough to ask their questions, and maintain their own self-confidence once the questions are asked, due to essentially admitting their own ignorance in pursuit of greater knowledge. But this is likely easy for you to rationalize because your hunger for knowledge and insight is much more important than ego.
The curious character trait likes to learn. And it performs really well as a lead for its dance partner, the creative character trait. Curiosity pursues the answers, and once received, the creative imagination is off to the races in pursuit of creating something new (or it already left the starting block once curiosity thought to ask its question). This is how humans have adapted and overcome challenges throughout history. In a fast, ever-changing world where adaptability is essential, your curiosity may continue to be the driving force behind the success of humanity.
Learning and Education
Our brains are hardwired to encourage us to explore and question new things. Anytime we feel pleasure or excitement from a new discovery or experience, it is because our brain rewards us with a dose of pleasure chemicals like dopamine.
Work and Career
When employees are encouraged to be curious, to ask questions, they will likely take the time to contemplate and consider different perspectives. This practice often leads to better decision making and/or more creative solutions.
Research has shown your curiosity can contribute to building strong relationships. Where being genuinely curious and interested in a person is more important to building and maintaining a meaningful relationship than being interesting.
"I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious." - Albert Einstein
"Be curious, not judgmental." - Walt Whitman
"If you are curious, you'll find the puzzles around you. If you are determined, you will solve them." - Erno Rubik
"I'd rather experiment than follow the same formula. I'm a curious person. It's gotten me into trouble, but I say, 'Why not? Let's try.'" - Eve
"When I was a child, kids used to make fun of me because I was blind. But I just became more curious, 'How can I climb this tree and get an apple for this girl?' That's what mattered to me." - Stevie Wonder
"A workplace that encourages self-awareness is an environment where the most productive, curious, and innovative people thrive." - Neil Blumenthal
"It's not a silly question if you can't answer it." - Jostein Gaardner
"Research is formalized curiosity. It is poking and prying with a purpose." - Zora Neale Hurston
"The power to question is the basis of all human progress." - Indira Gandhi
"We must dare to think about 'unthinkable things' because when things become 'unthinkable', thinking stops and action becomes mindless." - J. William Fulbright
"Curiosity is a willing, a proud, and eager confession of ignorance." - S. Leonard Rubinstein
"Curiosity is the wick in the candle of learning." - William Arthur Ward
"We learn more by looking for the answer to a question and not finding it than we do from learning the answer itself." - Lloyd Alexander
"Pay attention to those employees who respectfully ask why. They are demonstrating an interest in their jobs and exhibiting a curiosity that could eventually translate into leadership ability." - Harvey Mackey
“Replace fear of the unknown with curiosity.” - Billy Cox
“Curiosity is essential for progress. Only when we look to worlds beyond our own can we really know if there’s room for improvement.” - Simon Sinek
The Action design's inspiration comes from action bubbles illustrated in comic books. The design's purpose is to inspire action; to ask the questions in your curious mind.
The Bold design is a real statement maker. Boldly shown across your chest, the design presents the power and importance of your curious character trait asking good questions.
The Core design's inspiration is Iron Man's Arc Reactor, the source of power for the original suit. The design's purpose is to fuel your core power, and drive you to be curious.
The Reflection design came from looking in the mirror; a place for pep talks. The result was printing backwards, so your curious trait is clearly stated in the mirror.