Openness is a quality that can not only
make a person grow intellectually, it also wins hearts and
touches souls. Life is about accepting new ideas and trends.
Openness endears a person to his fellow beings. Most of all,
it shows that a person has understood one of the greatest
facts of life: he is a human being who is liable to falter and
must be open to criticism.
Let us examine some of the important
consequences of openness.
A person who is open to acceptance will be
a very good life-companion. He or she will accept the
personality of the spouse and not endeavour to impose himself
or herself on the other. Accommodation is the basis of a
A teacher who is open to questions and
criticism will grow taller in respect and professional
competence. External feedback helps in improving our skills
A chief executive who is open to ideas and
feedback will win the confidence and affection of his staff
and can make his organization grow by leaps and bounds. He
will find his team to be more loyal and dedicated.
A society that is open will reap the
benefits of talented immigrants. Accommodating people
regardless of race and nationality who can add value and
substance to it will take it to the highway of development and
advancement. Openness and acceptance of people of other
religions will strengthen the basic bond of human existence:
the bond of humanity. Such a society can potentially ensure
peace and happiness among its members. People will live in