1. I wonder about things.
2. I regularly consume information, podcasts, books, and online content that matters.
3. I’ve changed a major way of thinking in the last five years (in my spiritual life, in relationships, in work, or in another significant area).
4. I sometimes listen so deeply that I don’t think about what to say next.
5. I leave parties knowing more about others (than others know about me).
6. I enjoy new experiences.
7. When I am challenged, I try to figure out what to do differently.
8. I say, “I don’t know” instead of giving my best answer if I don’t know the answer.
9. I have kept my childhood wonder.
10. I self-identify as a curious person.
1. I add new authors, podcasts, and other content to my library of information.
2. I am learning/experiencing a new skill such as web design, painting, or running.
3. In the last year, I signed up for an event I have never done such as a triathlon, cooking class, or therapy.
4. I make time to think and wonder.
5. I travel to new places.
6. I take time to slow down.
7. I’m excited to share what I learn with others.
8. I find activities and opportunities to get out of my comfort zone.
9. My schedule has blocks of time dedicated to study and understanding.
1. I change directions in my work.
2. I don’t pressure myself to get it right the first time and value a process of improvement.
3. I gather information then make a decision and/or implement what I learned.
4. People close to me (partner, kids, boss, co-workers, etc.) are sometimes frustrated that I switch gears so often.
5. I value other fields of study outside of my own career path or discipline to better inform my own.
6. My business, work, and relationships are better because I gather information.
7. I’m not always sure if the information I gather will be helpful.
8. I enjoy trying new things and having new experiences.
1. I regularly think about how to improve systems of government, workplace, or my home.
2. I rarely accept something the first time.
3. When something is mainstream, I avoid it at first.
4. I was not popular in school.
5. Life feels harder than it should be.
6. In a social situation, I notice people that don’t fit in.
7. In meetings, I tend to question assumptions more than others.
8. The world needs some revamping socially, politically, or in the business world.
9. I see myself as having an Outsider Approach.
1. When given a project or task, I brainstorm multiple solutions.
2. I assume I won’t get it right the first time.
3. Just because people approve of something, I don’t take it as the best way.
4. I look for unique books, podcasts, and entertainment.
5. Even if I don’t agree, I like to learn from quirky or different thinkers than myself.
6. People might call my thoughts “out-of-the-box.”
7. I don’t always follow directions well.
8. I think through better ways to do things like driving from here to there.
9. I’d say I’m able to think like an Outsider.
1. I work on things that challenge the way things are done.
2. I don’t attend events just because others are attending.
3. Supervisors did not always appreciate my out-of-the-box thinking.
4. My approaches are unconventional.
5. I try new things.
6. I act in a way that is grounded and unapologetic without hurting others.
7. I’m okay with most of my decisions.
8. I keep reinventing myself.
1. I have an easy time letting a project go live or launch even if it isn’t completed.
2. Speed is more important than accuracy most of the time.
3. I easily work through perfection.
4. I’m impulsive more than others around me.
5. I’d rather work quickly and go back and fix what’s wrong.
6. It takes a lot for me to feel anxious or worried about something.
7. I am a sensation-seeker.
8. I enjoy the process of updating and changing things to make them work better.
9. Friends say I act before I think.
10. I easily try things even if I might fail at them.
1. I schedule time to take action.
2. I make action lists.
3. I easily break down larger tasks into steps.
4. I challenge my perfectionistic thinking through reading, podcasts, or therapy.
5. I visualize and plan out how I will do things before I do them, such as in a grocery store.
6. I analyze new ways of organizing and structuring tasks or organization.
7. Even when I am stressed, I am making a plan.
8. I think through plans and strategies better than my peers.
1. I can take action without all of the information.
2. I can fake my way through almost anything.
3. If I am too prepared, it gets in the way of my success.
4. I’ve tried something new and failed at it in the last month.
5. I take action quickly when I have an idea like texting someone, making a call, or following up.
6. I sometimes work so fast I make unnecessary mistakes, such as spelling on social media or emailing the wrong person.
7. I’m ready to relax when my workweek is complete.