9 Traits of Truly Curious People

Curiosity pointed in any direction is marked by the same traits

“Curiosity asks and wonders because it yearns to know. It asks God. It asks His Word. It asks people. It asks the books they write and the words they record. It asks because it knows its knowledge and understanding are never complete. There is always something more to learn.”

 

Curiosity pointed in any direction is marked by the same traits. Whether we are investing in a marriage, a co-worker, a project, a sermon, a mission trip, a friendship, or a crisis a truly curious person shares these.

  1. Curiosity is loving because it has explored the depths of God’s love. It knows its own unworthiness and how much grace was poured out in spite of that.
  2. Curiosity is humble because it sees its own limitations and the bigness of God and His world. It recognizes that it is no better than any other person since each bears the same fingerprints of a creator.
  3. Curiosity is caring because it knows its own need and how its own needs have been met. It recognizes the needs in others because it has genuine interest in them as people, as image bearers of God.
  4. Curiosity asks and wonders because it yearns to know. It asks God. It asks His Word. It asks people. It asks the books they write and the words they record. It asks because it knows its knowledge and understanding are never complete. There is always something more to learn.
  5. Curiosity listens because there is so much to learn and it listens because it genuinely values what others say. It listens to make them feel valued. It listens because the world around it is full of music and words and phrases and each ahs the potential to raise its eyes and lift its heart and spark something new.

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