How To Improve Your Observation Skills?

Observation is the action or process of closely observing or monitoring something around you. By watching closely and attentively one can perceive and detect inner in course of any scientific study.

Excellent observation skills can increase one's ability to see, hear or become aware of something around him through intuitive understanding and insight. Good observation skills can be beneficial to students including all professional persons like Scientist, Doctors, Engineers, Psychologist etc in their respective field of works to achieve more proficiency.

Methods to improve one's observation skills:

Interest and regular practice:

Growing interest to learn some new ideas in day to day works and activities with regular practices will enhance one's observation skills. High school students should first grow interest in their studies and regular reading and learning practice by observing other best performers in the class will improve their study performance improving observation skills.

A Scientist, Researcher or any Professional person become successful in professional field for his/her excellent observation skills in his/her activity.

Whenever watching TV serials or films as one of the interests of many entertainment lovers it is important to observe all the presentations of the film such as quality of the story, performance of the actor/actress, location set, picture & sound qualities etc. Such observation skill will be helpful to comment on the overall performance of the story.

Traveling habits to new places of interest away from your home place will be helpful to gain many experiences like local cultures of inhabitants, geographical ideas, life style of the people in new places. If you can study closely with your interest and good observation skill you can be benefited with new ideas.

Patience of observation:

A person with good patience can be able to observe thoroughly about any problems or situations for any decision making. Therefore patience can also improve one's observation skill. With patience and observation skills one can discover more new uncommon things in his/her life and share the experiences with others.

Clear mind for observation:

Clear mind to explore knowledge and experience will help to improve observation skills to a person to be successful in career growth.

Assess surrounding and company:

In order make new friendship in new environment one should keenly study the culture and attitude of the persons in new or unknown environment to interact or communicate. Only observation skill can help you to take perfect decision in such situation.

What are the advantages to improve observation skills?

There are many advantages of improved observation skills which are given as follows:

Improve innovation skills:

Close observation enhance one's capacity to gain an accurate and deep intuitive understanding of something around him helping him to introduce new methods, ideas or products. Such a innovative characteristics right from school age will be beneficial in career build up in future life.

Sharpen decision making skills:

Through good observation skills to any situation one can assess the actual causes related to the problems which can help him to find the solutions along with acceptable decision satisfying everybody.


At the end of this article on improving observation skills I will like the following well known and popular story of discoveries by some eminent Scientists:

Discovery of: Universal Law of Gravitation by Sir Isaac Newton:

There is a very popular story of outstanding observation skill Sir Isaac Newton that one day he was sitting under an apple tree. Suddenly an apple fell from the tree in front of him. With his intuitive observation skills and innovative thoughts he discovered the Universal Law of Gravitation which have benefited many Research students of all the prominent Universities in the world for scientific solutions of many unknown problems in the universe.

Experiment on plant life:

In his early life the eminent Indian scientist Sir Jagadish Chandra Bose with his excellent observation skills he explained existence of life in natural plants. He conducted experiments with many plants and concluded that plants have sensation like other living elements in earth.

Invention of Aeroplane by Write Brothers:

In the year 1990 Write Brothers with their good observation skills on small flying kite they started studying, designing and testing of small glider aeroplane developing more improved type of aeroplane. They become famous in the world for their innovative ideas for designing aeroplane.

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Guest Author: Hardik Rathod27 Jun 2015

Wide knowledge, concentration & listening skill will help to increase observation skill.

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