Curious?: Discover the Missing Ingredient to a Fulfilling by Todd B. Kashdan

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By Todd B. Kashdan

include uncertainty.

allure love and abundance.

grasp your existence.

usually are not you curious to grasp extra?

In Curious? Dr. Todd Kashdan bargains a profound new message lacking from such a lot of books on happiness: the best possibilities for pleasure, goal, and private development do not, actually, take place while we are looking for happiness. They ensue once we are conscious, once we discover what is novel, after we dwell within the second, after we are open to new studies and get pleasure from the unknown.

utilizing technological know-how, tale, and useful routines, Dr. Kashdan bargains a blueprint for development lasting, significant relationships, enhancing overall healthiness, expanding creativity, and boosting productiveness. You, too, can turn into a "curious explorer" ok with threat and problem, in a position to functioning optimally in an risky, unpredictable global.

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To avoid the discomfort of uncertainty in social relationships, less curious people quickly shift from love to hate, trust to mistrust, and other forms of black-and-white thinking. Curious people are comfortable working through doubts and mixed emotions in their relationships. Less curious people view ambivalence about a relationship partner as a sign of unworkable problems that quickly escalates into extreme action: violent disagreements, rejection and distrust, and abrupt break-ups. The origin of societal ills can often be traced to the absence of curiosity.

Highly curious people feel more intense feelings of curiosity, interest, and wonder. They show a strong preference for novelty, variety, and complexity. The more curious among us are open to new experiences, even when familiar and secure ideas and routines are challenged. The second quality is frequency. Highly curious people feel curious many times in a given day, and the urge to explore and investigate is easily triggered. Brief sightings, sounds, and tidbits of information fuel their curiosity with the greatest of ease.

Curiosity creates energy; the need for certainty depletes. 24 Curious? Curiosity results in exploration; the need for certainty creates closure. Curiosity creates movement; the need for certainty is about replaying events. Curiosity creates relationships; the need for certainty creates defensiveness. Curiosity is about discovery; the need for certainty is about being right. From the onset, I need to be clear that none of us should be embarrassed or blame ourselves if we possess the need to be certain.

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