Every person has a characteristic that is not often used but is good for learning, creativity, and even job fulfillment. Curious? Find out what it is first.

A 2014 study showed that participants remembered the faces shown to them better when asked a trivia question that interested them. This sudden memory boost could be helpful when we’re trying to learn something difficult. After all, we don’t find our study interesting. But if something catches our attention about the knowledge, the rest sticks better. Curiosity may also improve our patience. In a recent, unpublished study by Abigail Hsiung, a Ph.D. candidate at Duke University in North Carolina, participants were more prepared to wait to find out the solution to a mystery when they were curious. This could be the reason why curiosity is such a strong sign of academic success.

Are you interested in learning more about the benefits of curiosity? As physicist Richard Feynman once said, “Nearly everything is really interesting if you go into it deeply enough.” Don’t stay put; study more!