Chapter 4. MENTAL SOFTWARE UPGRADE 1: Developing Mental Flexibility

"I am afraid to listen, for by listening I might understand, and be changed by that understanding."

Carl Rogers (American psychologist)

MENTAL FLEXIBILITY IS THE WILLINGNESS to let yourself be changed by your experiences—by new ideas, new points of view, opinions and beliefs that are different from your own, situations and experiences that can take you out of your familiar patterns and invite you to grow.

ARE YOU A FINISHED PRODUCT?

As we set out on this exploration into the PI dimension of the multiple intelligences, we start by posing a very basic question, a challenge to each of us as an individual:

Am I a finished product—or a work in progress?

There are three main choices for ...

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