Ep.78 – Inbetweeners: High or Low Curiosity? Whats an NFC? Say what?

October 26, 2023

In this short-ish, sharp-ish inbetweener episode, The Occupational PHilosophers explore a test for curiosity called The need for cognition (NFC)

What is the NFC?  It’s a personality variable reflecting the extent to which individuals are inclined towards effortful cognitive activities (thanks Wikipedia) 

Whilst it seems to come in a few different forms, the one that The Occupational Philosophers explore has 20 questions/statements.

Some of these include: 

  • Thinking is not my idea of fun 
  • I only think as hard as I have to
  • The idea of relying on thought to make my way to the top appeals to me..

They also explore: 

  • Some classic lines from Oscar Wilde’s last gig at the Brixton Academy 
  • Empathic Curiosity – the desire to know others 

Simon also felt happy he had discovered a big word -‘Epistemic Curiosity’. 

Upon further exploration, the Occupational Philosophers need to do some more exploration to provide a worthwhile link to this test. That will also be followed by links to Simon and John’s scores. 

Hope you enjoy the show! 

FYI: The Inbetweeners episodes are just that – smaller episodes ‘in between’ the longer format episodes designed to give a little kickstart to enable you to be the most curious, creative and imaginative cat you can be – and have some fun in the process.


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