Your receptivity is your ability and willingness to take in information or ideas. An audience's receptivity to a stand up comedian helps to make her performance a success.
The noun receptivity is useful for describing someone's openness, especially to new ideas or different opinions. An interviewer's receptivity makes it clear that he's really listening to what a job applicant is saying, and the receptivity of movie audiences can result in laughter, applause, and big money made at the box office. The Latin root word of both receptivity and receive is recipere, "bring back, recover, take in, or admit."