receptive

To be receptive is to be open to new ideas or change. If you’re responsive to other people’s suggestions and not set in your ways, then you’re not only receptive, but flexible.

The adjective receptive actually comes from a Latin word that means receive. So a receptive person is willing to receive things, especially opposing arguments, constructive criticism, and helpful hints. How receptive you are speaks to your willingness to have an impression made upon you. It can be good to be large and in charge sometimes, but you can also benefit from stepping back and being receptive to what life brings.

PRIMARY MEANINGS OF: receptive

1
adj
able to absorb liquid (not repellent)
2
adj
of a nerve fiber or impulse originating outside and passing toward the central nervous system
FULL DEFINITIONS OF: receptive
1

adj able to absorb liquid (not repellent)

“the paper is ink- receptive
Synonyms
absorbent, absorptive
having power or capacity or tendency to absorb or soak up something (liquids or energy etc.)

adj open to arguments, ideas, or change

receptive to reason and the logic of facts”
Synonyms
pervious
admitting of passage or entrance

adj ready or willing to receive favorably

receptive to the proposals”
Synonyms:
open
acceptant, acceptive
accepting willingly
admissive
characterized by or allowing admission
assimilative
capable of mentally absorbing
hospitable
having an open mind
Antonyms:
unreceptive
not receptive
closed, unsympathetic
not having an open mind
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2

adj of a nerve fiber or impulse originating outside and passing toward the central nervous system

Synonyms:
centripetal, sensory
afferent
of nerves and nerve impulses; conveying sensory information from the sense organs to the CNS
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