Life without learning feels meaningless and empty for people who value this attribute. Learning something new feeds their souls and contributes to their on-going commitment to personal growth and development. Reading and traditional forms of education may help to satisfy this need, but their preference is to learn directly through everyday life — interacting with others and/or taking time to observe things that happen around them. Never perceived as an obligation or a chore, gathering new knowledge helps Learner espousers to feel alive and engaged.
An insatiable curiosity leads to conversations with anybody and everybody, even people who hold very different views. This enables discovery of new things about new topics, possibly even subjects that they had not considered exploring before. One result of this flexible, open approach is their ability to truly listen to others, which means that they can inspire enough trust that many other people feel they can share their own problems and experiences.
Learner espousers are happy learning, but even happier when they are sharing such experiences and activities with others. For example, whilst watching a movie, they would be as interested in seeing the reaction of companions as they would be in the film itself. A sense of joy in life arises naturally and magnifies when they see others having a good time or doing well in life.
When they are alone they love to learn a new skill, or seek out inspiring experiences. As well as being fun and rewarding in itself, this approach enriches their bank of knowledge which they can draw upon when they are with friends and colleagues again.
This is the classic profile of a loving parent or caring leader, who focusses as much on others as they do on themselves. At its most refined expression this attribute represents a mindful approach to life, where they are able to totally immerse in everyday life whilst retaining awareness of the bigger picture.
1) Over-indexed: Female, up-market.
2) Under-indexed: Male, slightly down-market.
Learner espousers also espouse other Attributes. The top five most highly correlated Attributes of Learner espousers are, in order of the strength of relationship:
In total those who espouse Learner also over-index significantly on 35 other Attributes.
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