Docility (meaning, “teachable”) is the good habit of a man which opens him up and makes him receptive to the wisdom of others so he can make better decisions. The Docile man seeks out the opinions of those who are wise as mentors and eagerly listens and questions them so as to build perspective and better grasp the problem he is trying to solve. 

The vice opposing Docility is Closed Mindedness, a habit of discounting or ignoring the advice of the wise. Closed Mindedness is often the result of the vice of Pride by which a man either thinks he is smarter than others or does not want to humbly submit to another’s influence.