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Exuberance for Novelty Has Benefits Novelty-seeking is one of the traits that keeps you healthy and happy and fosters personality growth as you age, says psychiatrist C. Robert Cloninger, It can lead to antisocial behavior … but if you combine this adventurousness and curiosity with persistence … then you get the kind of creativity that benefits society as a whole. Read more about novelty-seeking in this article by John Tierney in The New York Times, February 13, 2012.

Novelty and the Brain: Why New Things Make Us Feel So Good We all like shiny new things, whether it's a new gadget, new city, or new job. In fact, our brains are made to be attracted to novelty—and it turns out that it could actually improve our memory and learning capacity. The team at social sharing app Buffer explains how. From LifeHacker, May 21, 2013.

The Perils of Novelty Seeking World-class endurance athlete, coach, author, and political activist Christopher Bergland reviews the concept of Novelty Seeking, how it relates to the Big Five, and how sometimes the need for novelty may lead to extreme sports, ultra-endurance, and ultimately life-threatening experiences.

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