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Cody Kempema

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Is it possible to be too open-minded?

Is it possible to be too open-minded?

For me being open-minded means that you are receptive to new ideas, but also skeptical of everything. So you're weighing all the variables before making a choice based on those options. It's not really putting a trust on the information, but rather taking into account that a new perspective exists. To me I don't see a way of being too open-minded. It is possible, however, to be too accepting. That can lead to all sorts of issues .Personally I just have curiosity about things and a willingness to learn. I tend to talk to a lot of people while listening and asking questions.

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    Mar 20 2013: Yeah, it pobally is possible to be to open minded. I am all for being receptive to new thoughts and mutually profitable discussions but at some point you must sift the information and disregard the fallacies and pursue your goal. Otherwise you would be continually chasing the "red herring" and that would not be productive. Some bosses may even consider that "day dreaming" and non-productive ... unable to achieve goals ... etc.

    There is a time and place for everything. Your question is not specific about this being workplace related or just daily conversations and search of new and different ideas.

    I too am curious and often think outside of the box. I understand your last two sentences and appreciate them.

    I wish you well. Bob.

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