To be receptive is to be open to new ideas or change. If you’re responsive to other people’s suggestions and not set in your ways, then you’re not only receptive, but flexible.
The adjective receptive actually comes from a Latin word that means receive. So a receptive person is willing to receive things, especially opposing arguments, constructive criticism, and helpful hints. How receptive you are speaks to your willingness to have an impression made upon you. It can be good to be large and in charge sometimes, but you can also benefit from stepping back and being receptive to what life brings.
able to absorb liquid (not repellent)
open to arguments, ideas, or change“receptive to reason and the logic of facts”
perviousadmitting of passage or entrance
ready or willing to receive favorably“receptive to the proposals”
of a nerve fiber or impulse originating outside and passing toward the central nervous system