Do you seek new and exciting things? I was first introduced to the concept of novelty seeking many years ago, when I was in middle school. I took a quiz about novelty seeking, and I was hooked on personality quizzes. (Back then I scored as a strong novelty seeker, not so sure about that now!). Anyway, I still find the idea fascinating – as some friends will suggest the same activities over and over, while others crave something new.
Novelty seeking is pretty interesting because at first psychologists thought it was a bad thing, and now they’re not so sure. A lot of the wrong novelty seeking can get you in trouble in life, but it’s also something we need to stay creative and fresh. So it’s more about striking a balance or having the right novelty seeking.
What about you? Do you like newness in life? Take my latest quiz: Are You a Novelty Seeker? Let me know what you get on this one, and what you think of your result. What areas of your life do you look for novelty?