One example of people being open-minded is when Lennie talks to Crooks. Lennie walks into Crooks room in the stable and instead of treating Crooks cruelly, like the rest of the workers on the ranch did, he wanted someone to talk to that happened to be Crooks. Likewise, Crooks was skeptical at first of Lennie because he thought Lennie was going to treat him similarly like everyone else working there. However both were open-minded of each other and learned something that they never knew about each other. “Lennie smiled helplessly in an attempt to make friends…” “‘Nothing- I seen your light. I thought I could jus’ come in an’ set.’” “Crooks scowled, but Lennie’s disarming smile defeated him. ‘Come on in and set a while,’ Crooks said, ‘long as you won’t get out and leave me alone, you might as well set down,’ his tone was a little more friendly.” (Page 68-69). Even though Lennie and Crooks had their own opinions about each other before they meant because of others opinion about them. Instead, they decided to be open-minded and get their impression of one another. Being open-minded helps one to grow and learn about themselves and others that one did not know when they were closed-minded. In addition to being respectful, showing people that one is open-minded is a responsibility we have to
As the definition explains, it is a receptiveness to new ideas; in which people approach the views and knowledge of others. This can be shown in The Crucible by John’s open mind when trying to make it up to his wife, Elizabeth. He tries complimenting her and her food, excommunicating Abigail, and even tries to plan romantic frolics among the fields and woods, but not much changes at first. I as well had once had to think outside of the box to impress someone. As John kept his open mind throughout the play Elizabeth did the exact opposite. When working with the public, and a diverse staff an open mind is the best gift. I used this gift when going to my part time job at Wendy's because sometimes my co-workers can be a lot to deal with and to comprehend them its much needed. I also use this valuable quality when working with the small kids of my church. When volunteering with little children the only way to not be miserable, or confused is to use that open mind because they say some of the silliest things on occasion. They also need to have there attention kept at all times so you have to think out of the box
Lastly, open-mindedness is essential of value and attitude for clients. In my experience, clients that feel they are able to be open and honest about themselves which is critical when building a relationship with the clients you serve.
What it means to be open minded is that one willing to consider new ideas; unprejudiced, but that’s not exactly what it means for everyone. That definition Is over all correct but for me there is more to it than being open minded all of the time sometimes I am very open minded, but other times I’m so close minded that I’m not willing to listen to other people’s ideas or opinions. When I do listen to others I learn a lot of new thing and this has helped me in many ways.
The best word to describe me would be open-minded. the literal definition of open-minded is the willingness to consider new ideas. Being open-minded to me means being able to see from someone else’s perspective while still having your own. I’d say i’m a pretty open-minded person, but like everyone else, I do have my own set of opinions and beliefs that i’d find near impossible to stray from. At a very young age most of us gather up our own set of values and beliefs. As we grow older the set of values and beliefs grow larger and we tend to surround ourselves with people that share the same set of interests. Therefor, it can be extremely difficult to remain open-minded when you're faced with ideas that challenge your own set of beliefs. Anytime
Openness to experience refers to people who are 'curious, original, and broad-minded ' (Van Veina, and De Dreu, 2010) as well as people who 'reflects intellectual, cultural, or creative interests ' (Driskell et al., 2006, p.254), people who are very open to experiences tend to be more cooperative and tolerant and flexible, they are able to accept change which can lead to an open atmosphere in teams which may allow team members to feel more confident in putting forward ideas. People who are not open to experiences are less flexible and don 't appreciate change as much, if this trait is common in a team it could lead to more disputes or a very closed minded approach to a task.
For me personally, I know I need to be more open minded for research. Even though I love to question everything, once I decide on a possible outcome I usually have a “one-track” mind. I become so engrossed in that one solution or hypothesis, I struggle to see it any other way.
One can improve their ability is by becoming more open; exposing themselves to different perspectives
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My adaptability will ensure that I will be open to challenges and work around them. Whatever adversity or challenge I face, I will keep thinking of ways to overcome them. I genuinely want to learn more, and I will do my best in doing
When I was seven, I had an experience that later taught me the value of having an open mind. It started when my mom bought me a bike and asked me if I wanted to learn how to ride it. I thought it would be fun to learn, but one small fear prevented me from saying yes. That fear was not being able to lean right away and doing something wrong. My mom encouraged me to try, but I was too afraid to take the chance of failing to learn which is exactly what a person with a fixed mindset would do. A person with a fixed mindset is someone who believes they can’t grow their abilities and and who sticks to what they know best, so they don’t take a chance at failure. A fixed mindset repeatedly produces the same result and prevents experiences.
Openness relates to open-mindedness and the cognitive complexity associated with curiosity, imagination, and high-risk behavior. Conscientiousness relates to responsibility, order and organization, dutifulness,
In Waterloo engineering I hope to further my knowledge and understanding of math and science, as well my understanding of Engineering. In this, I want to graduate, having not just earned a degree but an experience that will shape me. Another goal is having concluded my education, I will have gained the necessary skills and knowledge to enter the workforce, both from the schooling and my own initiative. Moreover, within the co-op program, I intend to earn practical experience in engineering, applying what I learn in schooling. This experience will also allow for the formation of connections within the industry that will be very useful later on, either as a reference or a starting career. However, one of biggest goals is to form connections among