Definitions: (1) reacting readily and sympathetically; receptive; (2) sensitive and compassionate; serving with graciousness; (3) attentive and open-minded; a listener; (4) a satisfaction of curiosity; sensitive to answers and insights

Synonym: amenable

• The brain has evolved over millions of years to be responsive to different kinds of content in the world. Language content, musical content, spatial content, numerical content, etc. — Howard Earl Gardner (1943-) American developmental psychologist
• Great design is so many things all at the same time. It is emotional, functional, and responsive. It creates an unwritten dialogue, a connection, between itself and those who experience it. It is open to interpretation yet created for a specific purpose. It creates meaning and value. — Marcel Wanders (1963-) Dutch designer

Comment: We human beings appreciate, and respond to, the encouragement of other people.