Open-Mindedness relates to approaching
the perspective and knowledge of others in non-judgemental ways.
An open-minded person is able
in order to give a fair and impartial hearing to the thoughts of another person.
to temporarily set aside their own worldview, feelings and perspectives,
Closed-mindedness is often unintentional,
as it can result from our brain's natural dislike for ambiguity.
Closed-mindedness needs conscious effort
in order to be able to transform.
Open-mindedness springs from our awareness
of the inherent fallibility of our own worldview.
Open-minded individuals are more prepared
to consider alternative and contradicting viewpoints.
Open-Mindedness is a key for effective group participation,
especially within a new environment or different culture.