When we think of traits we find attractive in others, some characteristics spring immediately to mind: kindness, reliability, humor. At first glance, adventurousness might not be an obvious choice. We tend to think of adventurous as a word to describe mountain climbers, world-travelers, dare-devils. But adventurousness is actually defined as the ability to cope with the new and unknown. In other words, an adventurous person is someone willing to step out and try something new.