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12 Things Curiosity Reveals About Your Personality


Curiosity may have killed the cat, but before he died, the other cats knew a lot about his character.

People who are curious may not realize that their spies reveal things about their personalities. Curious people tend to have many outstanding qualities that scientists have yet to fully understand, but that doesn’t stop people from realizing these qualities. In most cases, the qualities lead to positive results.

If you are a curious person, you may be interested in knowing what your curious nature is revealing to the world, especially if you do not want to reveal anything. Here are 12 things curiosity reveals about your personality.

1. You are a social butterfly when you need to be.

Snooping on your own can give you a lot of information, but at some point, you will have to communicate with people to connect some end points. This means that you will discover how to socialize well to get the information you want. Even if the socialization isn’t genuine, people will think it is and will be more likely to open up to you.

You may not be the life of the party, but you certainly know how to strike up a conversation with strangers. You know how to make people feel comfortable, how to make people laugh, and how to read people. You are the epitome of a sociable person.

2. You are a great listener.

You can’t absorb information well if you don’t listen. This is something you probably discovered at a young age. You need to listen in order to get the correct information, read between the lines, and interpret things that are said and not said.

People notice that you are a great listener, so when they need to speak, they know exactly who to turn to. They feel like they can tell you anything and, if you’re good at keeping your mouth shut, they can even reveal juicy secrets. Listening rather than talking can be extremely rewarding for someone with such a high level of curiosity.

3. Your word is trustworthy.

The good thing about being curious is that you will find the answers to almost everything. This means that when you give an opinion or an answer to a question, you are going to be right. You may not know everything, but you know a lot more than most of the people in the room.

You may be the most likely candidate to win Jeopardy and everyone knows it. To them, you could be like a walking encyclopedia. Don’t be surprised if people want you to intervene in every situation.

There may be some people who are upset that you know everything. Unfortunately, you can’t please everyone.

4. You are attentive to the little details.

According to the American Psychological Association, curious people are naturally gifted noticing things that others may not notice. The little details won’t get away no matter how. An inquisitive person can sniff out small details like a bloodhound sniffs evidence.

Curious people are also great at interpreting small details. They can put these details together and connect them to the bigger picture. With curious people, there will be no stone left unturned when it comes to small details.

5. You are not ashamed when you don’t know anything.

Curious people are not ashamed to say they don’t know something. In fact, you may get a little excited when you don’t know anything because this something to ask about. Anything that leads to a mystery piques your interest; after all, if you knew everything, there would be nothing to be curious about.

Anyone would bet you won’t leave the mystery unsolved. Your curiosity will lead you to find the answer to any information that is avoiding you. Then you will be as solid as a rock the next time someone asks you about it.

6. You don’t live in the past.

Many people are involved in situations that happened in the past. They are unable to let things fall off them. Their emotions take over.

Psychology says that people who cannot leave the past behind seem to be trapped in quicksand. This is in direct contradiction to the nature of curious people.

Curious people like you don’t have that problem. You have emotions, you are human after all, but your curiosity is much stronger than your emotions. Your innate need to discover new situations and new information is what helps you move forward and focus on your future. It is an excellent trait, one that will take you far in life.

7. You are a brave person.

To satisfy your curiosity, sometimes you must put yourself in awkward positions or face your fears. Don’t back down from intimidating circumstances if it means getting the answers you’re looking for. It takes courage so that a person can do that.

Being brave doesn’t mean you aren’t afraid of the consequences of being nosy. It simply means that your need to know certain things is strong enough to overcome your fears. In some situations, this can be good. However, there are certain cases where this bravery could get you in trouble. With practice and life experience, you can tell the difference before you get into trouble.

8. Can be irritatingly persistent.

You are good at wearing people down. When you want to know something, you will find the information at almost any cost. If a person is holding back from you, it is fair game.

You’re good at bringing people to a point where they just tell you what you want to know so you’ll leave them alone. Be careful with this ability, as it could cause you to lose friends, lovers, and even coworkers. Nobody likes to be teased, so be sure to read signs and body language when trying to get information out of someone.

9. You are patient.

You can’t rush curiosity. It takes time to discover all the juicy information you are looking for. Being a curious person has taught you to be patient when it comes to getting what you want, but the ability to be patient also extends to the rest of your life.

People are likely to notice your patience. However, when you get what you want, you may suddenly rush out depending on the rest of your personality. You may not even be aware of this behavior, but you can be sure that others know about it.

10. You focus well when you want to.

Your inquisitive nature allows you to fully focus on one topic so that you can gather as much detail as you can. Distractions don’t seem to affect you unless you want to. Its focus is like a laser: strong, precise and intense.

This laser focus that has probably allowed you to be very efficient in your career and that your co-workers and your boss have probably noticed. This approach is also what makes you a great listener. However, don’t be too intense because it can make people feel a bit uncomfortable around you.

11. You are very smart.

All that information that you are collecting in that beautiful brain yours is probably used well often. You are much smarter than most people because you absorb information like a sponge. You’re probably one of the best problem solvers in your circle.

You can be sure that the people around you notice how smart you are. Intelligence stands out from the crowd. In fact, your intelligence may be what prompts you to be curious. After all, this is how you learn even more.

12. You are healthy and / or have healthy habits.

It may sound strange, but scientists have established a connection between social and health connections. The more socially connected a person is, the fewer health problems they have. Fortunately, curious people like you are very socially connected as suggested in number one.

The study, published in the American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine, states that people with social connections have healthy body mass indexes, blood sugar control, better cardiovascular health, less stress, lower risk of cancer, and much more. The researchers even went so far as to compare a healthy social life to vitamin intake. This means that snooping can lead to a longer, healthier life, and people will notice.

Final thoughts on how curiosity reveals who you are

Despite that old cat joke, being curious isn’t necessarily a bad thing. It makes you smarter, braver, bolder, and a better friend or lover. Curiosity helps round out your personality.

The people around you may notice your inquisitive nature, but they will also notice all these other things about your personality. You will connect well with people while still standing out from the crowd. Occasionally, snooping too much can get you in trouble. However, it will be offset by all the other positive benefits you get from being curious, so keep up the good detective work.


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