10 Common Traits of All Open-Minded People - Life Advancer They are willing to accept: The ability to think of things from various angles and viewpoints allows They are willing to embrace change: Open minded people all willing and able to embrace change They have a high level of curiosity: Open-minded people have a natural ability to want to know They are willing to try new things: Open minded people also love trying new things. You can call it See all full list on lifeadvancer Differentiation - Open-Minded Portraits - Language Arts Open-Minded Portraits. To assess whether or not my students understood empathy, I had them create open-minded portraits for a character in their book. Because of the style of the project, I was able to differentiate the project so that it challenged every student. Students were able to chose whether to express themselves in writing or art work.