Fluid, Rigid and Flexible Minds

  • A fluid mind is as fickle and impersonal.
  • The person does not practice self-reflection and gets carried away by what’s popular, the expectations of others, and also the needs of the moment instead of their own principles and values.
  • This way of thinking doesn’t adhere to fixed opinions or compromise.
  • The focus of control is external.
  • They also have poor levels of creativity because they lack enthusiasm and commitment.
  • They are clearly resistant to changing any of their behaviours, beliefs, or opinions.
  • It doesn’t matter to them that certain facts can prove them wrong: they stand firm in their points of view.
  • They have a very limited range of responses and behaviours.
  • Their level of adaptation to their environment is very low- they don’t like new or unexpected things.
  • Everything that is different from how they are is “dangerous.”
  • The flexible mind is curious, applies a sense of humour and creativity, and likes to try new things.
  • They also have clear values and their own opinions but are able to open themselves to other perspectives, understand them, and adopt them if they realise that it can help them grow psychologically.
  • They also have satisfying interpersonal relationships because they know how to set limits and because they also understand how to manage friendships, love, and other important relationships.
  • The flexible mind is at peace with itself. Thus, the person is able to apply compassion, empathy, forgiveness, and respect for all that surrounds them.
  • They control stress and anxiety very well.

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