I decided to write a bit more about the personality traits - I keep writing about the NEO PI-R inventory and the research using it. So my plan is to write about all thirty facets and five big traits that this inventory reports.
Third trait - Openness, fifth facet - Ideas.
This is a trait of intellectual curiosity. As in other traits, curiosity on it's own does not create higher intelligence. Intelligence is a capability to use accumulated knowledge, and curiosity is a tendency to collect knowledge. But, more active curiosity allows to gather more knowledge and "feed" the intellect.
Low score in NEO PI-R results for Ideas shows that you probably have a limited curiosity. If your intellect scores high, then you probably choose a specific area to apply it to, and you have higher expertise in specific topics. High Ideas score indicates that you are intellectually curious, participate in intellectual activities with pleasure, have liberal attitudes, are ready to discuss novel, perhaps unusual ideas. You probably like philosophical arguments and puzzles. High score does not necessarily mean high IQ.
Openness to ideas will be a very helpful trait in all jobs that require constant learning, changing, considering. People who seek to be right do not do well in these jobs, because as their core belief they need to have an idea that they do not know some things and that there are things (usually - many) that they still need to learn.
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