Whether you’re young or old, shy or outgoing, an optimist or a pessimist, if you’re a traveler, then chances are that you share this one quality with other travelers: open-mindedness.
The personality trait “openness to new experience” is one of the traits described in the Five Factor Model. People who score high in this personality trait are natural-born travelers and adventure seekers. They seek out new experiences and are drawn to creative pursuits and anything that’s novel or unique.
Open personality types are also more likely to:
* Have an active imagination
* Be in touch with their feelings
* Crave variety
* Posses a love for learning
* Have a willingness to engage in self-examination.
* Be able to make connections between two remote ideas
* Remember their dreams
Though not EVERYONE who travels scores high in the openness trait, I would assume that most who embrace travel as a lifestyle (I.e, the permanent nomads of the world) come pretty darn close.
What do you think? Would you say this true of you?