Do you care about the color of the sky, notice changes in the landscape or buildings around you, and have an insatiable thirst to know WHY or HOW? Are you constantly reading, googling, or investigating?
According to Dr. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, an international authority in personality profiling and psychometric testing, CQ stands for curiosity quotient, which is a measure of how inquisitive and open to new experiences you are. While not as researched as much as IQ or EQ, people with high CQ tend to generate more original ideas and are counter-conformist.*
Young children are great at leading the way in curiosity! Here are some ways to rate your own CQ:
- Learning something new is:
C. Hard Work
2. If I don’t know the answer to a question my child asks, my first response is to:
A. Look it up
B. Make up an answer
C. Change the subject
3. I read an average of ____ books a year.
4. On the weekends, I like to…
A. Spend time outside
B. Watch movies
Did you get a lot of A’s? You may be highly curious! The good news is, whether or not you’ve tapped into your inner curiosity, you can start now. Begin following the rabbit trail of “what if’s” in your mind, tune in to the world around you and think about what you see, and engage your child in their own journey of curiosity… you may be along for the ride… and it’s sure to be wild!
“I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious” – Albert Einstein
*Georgetown University, https://blogs.commons.georgetown.edu/ccpe/2014/09/02/2