Larry Culliford,author of The Psychology of Spirituality the main factor that pushes people along a spiritual path is a life circumstance such as a major loss or facing adversity. Those who are interested in exploring religion also tend to be more open to experience and share a desire to contribute to society and connect with others,says neuropsychologist Charlotte Tomaino. People with different cognitive styles often experience spirituality very differently,she adds. Concrete thinkers are more likely to find peace in the following the rules of an institution.Abstract thinkers are less likely to commit to organized religion–and when they do,they have a more nuanced view of its tenets.
Source- Psychology Today Magazine