TENDER-MINDEDNESS By Nugent, Pam M.S. - April 29, 2013 noun. a character trait marked by intellectualism, idealism, optimism, dogmatism, religiousness, and monism. TENDER-MINDEDNESS: "The concept of tender-mindedness was initially depicted by William James." Related Psychology Terms TOUGH-MINDEDNESS ORAL-RECEPTIVE PERSONALITY OPENMINDEDNESS TEMPER TEMPORAL LOBE SYNDROME CORRESPONDENCE CARDINAL TRAIT EXPLOITATIVE ORIENTATION ANAL-AGGRESSIVE PERSONALITY PARANOIAC CHARACTER Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "TENDER-MINDEDNESS," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 29, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/tender-mindedness/ (accessed January 16, 2019).