Humble, proud, rebellious or conservative; the paradox of creativity

creativity_is_boundless_by_pixelnase1This blog is dedicated to creativity in all its forms, dreams and goals and achieving success.

But when I talk about creativity and creative people, what do I mean?

Research by Mihaly states there are 10 contradictory personality traits of a creative person.

1. Creative people have a great deal of physical energy, but they’re also often quiet and at rest.

2. Creative people tend to be smart yet naive at the same time.

3. Creative people combine playfulness and discipline, or responsibility and irresponsibility.

4.Creative people alternate between imagination and fantasy, and a rooted sense of reality.

5. Creative people tend to be both extroverted and introverted.

6. Creative people are humble and proud at the same time.

7. Creative people, to an extent, escape rigid gender role stereotyping.

8. Creative people are both rebellious and conservative.

9.Most creative people are very passionate about their work, yet they can be extremely objective about it as well.

10. Creative people’s openness and sensitivity often exposes them to suffering and pain, yet also to a great deal of enjoyment.

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