reports all evidence even when it contradicts hypothesis or expectations
honesty
considers all pros and cons
objectivity
asks many questions starting with who, where, when and how
questioning attitude
considers several possible options when investigating a problem
open-mindedness
recognizes the restrictions in generalizations and theories
suspended judgment
looks for inconsistencies and consults a number of authorities
critical-mindedness
accepts that there is always some uncertainty and strives for greater and greater certainty
tolerance of uncertainty
a strong desire to know or learn something
curiosity
having the ability to find quick and clever ways to overcome difficulties.
resourceful
can generate new and original ideas.
Creativity