Intellectual Humility

We live in a busy world where we are constantly bombarded with new information.  This new way of being causes us to ask moment to moment, “what, if anything, is there for me to learn?” 

We can stay closed minded or open up to new insights. Each day presents a new opportunity for learning.   Let’s take a look at this article to learn more about how to grow our intellectual humility. 

Maria Malayter, XX

One response to “Intellectual Humility”

  1. Brianne H. says:

    The concept of intellectual humility is something that I have become increasingly aware of over the last year. I work for a global company with a wide array of ages and I am so intrigued in watching the “growth mindset” and intellectual humility and how it varies between the different generations. At some point in our lives, we have all had (even briefly) the thought or feeling of being an expert on a certain topic, trend, or skill but all it takes is one person who actually knows more than we do- and our willingness to accept we *might* not know it all- to change that perspective and allow ourselves to grow. I would be interested to know at what point in our lives that the strongest signs of intellectual humility are displayed- are we ever too young to grasp the concept or too mature and stuck in our ways? My favorite part of this article is the final paragraph: “Still, it helps to think of one in terms of the other: Intellectual humility is a more cerebral empathy, or empathy with the emotions removed. And, like empathy, intellectual humility is about listening over talking — and then using what we hear to make our interactions more civil, more meaningful, and more productive for all involved.”

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