ELEMENTS OF MASTERY

Reserve


The reserved individual is never too quick to pass out judgment or turn away from an issue in a dismissive way. It implies not only a measure of emotional control but also an intellectual open-mindedness, whereby one allows for the possibility (even if he or she is an expert on a given subject) that there is still something that is failing to be considered or taken into account, and that other people deserve the benefit of the doubt. Most importantly, reserve is the trait that prevents untimely jumping to conclusions. The key difference between the average person and the reserved individual is that the latter does not allow his/her preconceptions about a particular topic govern their thinking, while the former becomes a "know-it-all", or someone that invariably have an opinion on any issue, even things they are utterly uninformed.Practice:


Elements of Mastery