Love of Learning
Love of learning is having a passion for learning for its own sake. It is mastering new skills, topics, and bodies of knowledge, whether on one’s own or formally. Love of learning is sustained curiosity. It describes the way in which new information and skills are acquired and the deep interest shown with particular content. Positive feelings are often experienced in the process of acquiring skills, satisfying one’s curiosity, building on existing knowledge, and/or learning something completely new. This strength helps people persist in the face of setbacks, challenges, and negative feedback. Love of learning is inherently fulfilling. However, positive feelings may not always be front-and-center in one’s awareness while learning something. Sometimes an individual may not be especially mindful of anything other than the task at hand. Love of learning describes the process of engaging content that may or may not result in immediate achievement.