Why it is important
People who are more open-minded and creative live longer. An open mind has shown to increase the chance of health treatments to work (even if the treatment is a placebo). Open-minded individuals tend to invest more effort in acquiring information, which, in turn, is important for good decision making in your personal life. Open-mindedness supports learning which is associated with higher performance in the workplace. Open-minded individuals are less swayed by singular events and are more resistant to suggestion and manipulation.
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