Characteristics of a Scientist

Scientists have characteristics that distinguish them from lawyers, doctors, teachers, salesman and other people engaged in non-scientific jobs. The following are traits or characteristics being possessed by scientists:

Scientists have characteristics that distinguish them from lawyers, doctors, teachers, salesman and other people engaged in non-scientific jobs. The following are traits or characteristics being possessed by scientists:

            CURIOSITY

This trait refers to a disposition to inquire about anything with utmost interest. A person who has this characteristic always asks questions, observe, read, gather relevant information and conduct experiment.

            CRITICAL THINKING

This trait refers to person who does not easily believe in things he sees, hears and reads. This includes indentifying the problem, choosing the best solution to a problem and arriving to the best solution. A person is said to achieve critical thinking when he uses evidences in justifying his conclusions.

            RATIONAL

This trait refers to a person’s ability to think logically and to reason out clearly.  The habit of thinking sensibly and with a purpose must become an integral part of the scientist’s personality since it is the nature of his work to look for evidences that can support his ideas or opinions.

            IMAGINATION

Imagination includes the scientist’s ability to invent and formulate new ideas for the things he has experienced and observed. A person with good imagination can generate new ideas and put them into practice.

            SOUND JUDGEMENT

A scientist does not only make a conclusion easily. He makes conclusions after examining all his data. A scientist can suspend his judgment until he is fully sure that his conclusion is correct.

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  1. isloooboy Says...

    On July 1, 2011 at 8:15 am

    Amazing skills our scientist have very good informative piece nice work again


  2. lapasan Says...

    On July 1, 2011 at 10:29 pm

    I wish I could have all those traits even when I’m not a scientist.


  3. foxpete88 Says...

    On July 2, 2011 at 10:32 am

    very nice share..thanks


  4. redmail99 Says...

    On July 15, 2011 at 9:36 am

    Imagination!!
    Great post…


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