Saturday, June 9, 2012

A Beautiful Mind

A mind is the complex of cognitive faculties that enables consciousness, thinking, reasoning, perception, and judgement - a characteristic of human beings, but which also may apply to other life forms.

How to have a beautiful mind : Edward De Bono.

Having a beautiful mind means :

» You can easily explore ideas with others.
» You can appreciate alternative points of view.
» You can find possibilities and alternatives.
» When you disagree, you can spell out the differences with clarity and precision.
» When there's a difference of opinion, you can openly explore the basis of the difference.
» Rather than just black or white, you can see the shades of gray.
» You make it a point to be interesting.

Concepts that act as a foundation for a beautiful mind : Edward De Bono

» Exploring ideas is more beautiful than making a case. ( argumentation is not beautiful )
» Gentle disagreement is more beautiful than aggressive disagreement.
» Being interesting is more beautiful than showing you are clever.

Ways to be interesting : Edward De Bono

» Choose to be interesting over clever.
» Talk about what you are good at and what interests you.
» Tailor your language based on your audience : those who know something about the subject and want to know more.

No matter how you look, if you have a mind that's fascinating creative, exciting - if you're good thinker - you can be beautiful. And being attractive doesn't necessarily come from being intelligent or highly-educated. It isn't about having a great personality. It's about using your imagination and expanding your creativity.

" A discussion should be a genuine attempt to explore a subject rather than a battle between competing egos "
~ Edward De Bono ~

" A good listener is very nearly as attractive as a good talker. You cannot have a beautiful mind if you do not know how to listen "
~ Edward De Bono ~


credits : wikipedia,,,

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