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Curiosity: A Desire to know by Dr. Radha Yadav

Curiosity: A Desire to know by Dr. Radha Yadav

“I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious – Albert Einstein

Curiosity is something that adds value and meaning to one’s life. It could be a personality trait or state of mind, to enhance the knowledge, but not always, curiosity is harmful when it goes in wrong direction.

Basically, two types of curiosity are state curiosity and trait curiosity. Both of these types determine whether curiosity comes from within or outside of a person. State curiosity is external such as wondering why things happen for the sake of just curiousness, for example, wondering why most stores open at 8 a.m. This type of curiosity tends to be the most relatable for people on a day-to-day basis since state curiosity relates to high levels of reward. On the other hand, trait curiosity relates to people who are interested in learning. Generally, it could be trying out a new sport or food, or traveling to a new unknown place. Trait curiosity gives an experience to a person.

Connection of curiosity and stress: Curiosity is the urge to know more and more about the subject, if curious person finds the answers of all desired questions, it gives him happiness and increases the experience but if answers would are unfavourable then it becomes the root of stress and depression, without informing the concerned person, it affects his life.

Curiosity is a large part of individual’s approaches; it is the bridge between what an individual knows and what an individual wants to know. Curiosity always motivates us and gives new knowledge and the truth. Curiosity should be in defined limits to save the time. What is Good curiosity and bad curiosity; it varies from person to person. If bad curiosity instills stress and purposeful curiosity engenders happiness, so be more curious.

“Curiosity is the hunger and thirst of desire”- Radha Yadav