Research: 83% of Executives Say They Encourage Curiosity. Just 52% of Employees Agree.

Harvard Business

Identity can influence curiosity in two ways: First, an individual’s identity is not monolithic, instead it is a collection of varied interests. For example, Mae Jemison, the first African American female astronaut, noted that she was constantly curious as a child. Danas Jurgelevicius/Getty Images. Curiosity is experiencing a “Gold Rush” moment. Books, university classes, and research are popularizing the power of curiosity.