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There are two fundamental types of conduct—routine and constructiveness.Creative Intelligence|John Dewey, Addison W. Moore, Harold Chapman Brown, George H. Mead, Boyd H. Bode, Henry Waldgrave, Stuart James, Hayden Tufts, Horace M. Kallen
Constructiveness is also utilized in that exercise of initiative is provided for.The Psychology of Management|L. M. Gilbreth
These include such tendencies as curiosity, imitation, play, constructiveness and acquisitiveness.Ontario Normal School Manuals: Science of Education|Ontario Ministry of Education
And what a rare organ must constructiveness be, when even in its mockery it can yield such pleasure!Barrington|Charles James Lever
Constructiveness is another great instinctive tendency with which the schoolroom has to contract an alliance.
early 15c., "derived by interpretation," from Middle French constructif or from Medieval Latin constructivus, from Latin construct-, past participle stem of construere "to heap up" (see construction). Meaning "pertaining to construction" is from 1817; "having the quality of constructing" is from 1841. Related: Constructively. Constructive criticism is attested by 1841.