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Master Virtues

CREATIVE VIRTUES

Curiosity: a disposition to wonder, ponder, and ask why. A thirst for understanding and a desire to explore.

Slogan: Ask questions!

 

Open-Mindedness: an ability to think outside the box. Gives a fair and honest hearing to competing perspectives.

Slogan: Think outside the box!

 

Intellectual Courage: a readiness to persist in thinking or communicating in the face of fear, including fear of embarrassment or failure. 

Slogan: Take risks!

 

CRITICAL THINKING VIRTUES

Intellectual Attentiveness: a readiness to stay focused and on task. Notices and attends to important details.

Slogan: Look and listen!

 

Intellectual Carefulness: a sensitivity to the requirements of good thinking. Quick to notice and avoid intellectual pitfalls and mistakes. 

Slogan: Avoid errors!

 

Intellectual Thoroughness: a willingness to probe for deeper meaning and understanding. Unsatisfied with mere appearances or easy answers. 

Slogan: Go deep!

 

VIRTUES OF SELF GROWTH

Intellectual Autonomy: a capacity for active, self-directed thinking. An ability to think and reason for oneself.

Slogan: Think for yourself! 

 

Intellectual Humility: a willingness to own up to one’s intellectual limitations and mistakes. Unconcerned with intellectual status or prestige.

Slogan: Admit what you don’t know!

 

Intellectual Tenacity: a willingness to embrace intellectual challenge and struggle. Keeps its “eyes on the prize” and doesn’t give up. 

Slogan: Embrace struggle!

 

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