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Curiosity: Wanna Know More?

It’s been documented time and again that curiosity leads us to be smarter, healthier, and more interesting people. Yet it’s a trait that doesn’t occur to many of us in choosing a partner or choosing to stay with them.

It’s less important whether you consider curiosity a must-have in a partner than it is contemplating it in the first place. Some consider it a Critical Compatibility while others can take it or leave it.

If you’re the type who has an open and active mind, one that leads to a better understanding of the world around you, with a fun and diverse approach to life, you’ll be a better partner. And if you’re partner is that way, you’ll likely have found a better match for the long run. This quality cuts across age, demographic, orientation, and culture. Never stop learning is a cliché for a reason: It makes for a better life for yourself and those around you.

No one trait is universally or objectively a deal-breaker for everyone. But the more you consider curiosity (and all of the 21 traits) relative to your needs, the more self-aware you become. This awareness sharpens your lens, how you see and consider potential partners, and refines your filter, the mechanism through which you allow people in.

Whatever your background, it’s hard to argue that someone who isn’t the least bit curious about anything could be a fantastic long term partner. But it’s a matter of degree, of course, so take a look at the scale below. Where do you fall? Where do you need your partner to be?

Curiosity is one of the 21 traits that you needn’t line up the same or even nearly so. However, it’s a good idea to establish its importance in what you’re looking for in a life partner.

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