Definitions: (1) to look into closely; meticulous search; strict or careful examination; (2) willing to travel for purposes of discovery into regions previously unknown or little known

Familial Qualities: adventuresome, curious

Consequential Qualities: experienced, knowledgeable

• As every parent knows, children begin life as uninhibited, unabashed explorers of the unknown. From the time we can walk and talk, we want to know what things are and how they work – we begin life as little scientists. — Brian Randolph Greene (1963-) American theoretical physicist
• A lot of our creative flow comes from a place of curiosity and exploration. It often feels like we’re excavating and asking questions and not just giving answers but really just exploring. — Adrianne Elizabeth Lenker (1991-) American musician

Symbol: passion flowers