10 Paradoxical Traits of Creative People

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“I have devoted 30 years of research to how creative people live and work, to make more understandable the mysterious process by which they come up with new ideas and new things. If I had to express in one word what makes their personalities different from others, it’s complexity. They show tendencies of thought and action that in most people are segregated. They contain contradictory extremes; instead of being an individual, each of them is a multitude.” – Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi’s (quoted from the article below)

As a creative I sometimes find it hard to figure out how others think. Well it turns out normal people find it just as hard to understand how the creative mind’s gears turn. I found this article 10 Paradoxical Traits of Creative People that talks about Mihaly’s book “Creativity: The Work and Lives of 91 Eminent People.”

The article describes ten traits often contradictory in nature, that are frequently present in creative people. No wonder we’re so weird.


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