Catherine Pearson, The Huffington Post:

A person’s so-called “curiosity quotient” or “CQ” is all about whether he or she has a hungry mind, explains Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic on the Harvard Business Review’s blog. “People with higher CQ are more inquisitive and open to new experiences. They find novelty exciting and are quickly bored with routine. They tend to generate many original ideas and are counter-conformist.

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Curiosity Is as Important as Intelligence, Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, Harvard Business Review