Taming paradoxical creativity for business success

Creativity–along with curiosity, Christ’s divine-human incarnation, and nudity/modesty–is a subject that intrigues me because of its controversial and intellectually stimulating nature. This post by recent “liker” drew me in as soon as I saw said key word. I’m reblogging this post to share it with you and to file it away. May you also be drawn in as I am. (And for what it’s worth, I fit the bill for a creative person. Yay!)

Otrazhenie


Creative_mind__by_Uribaani
From DeviantArt

Creativity is the common theme that drives both entrepreneurs and artists alike. But creative people are often also paradoxical and full of contradictions.

Eminent psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi discovered that creative people ‘contain contradictory extremes; instead of being an individual, each of them is a multitude.’

Mihaly describes ten traits often contradictory in nature, that are frequently present in creative people. In Creativity, Mihaly outlines these:

 1. Creative people have a great deal of physical energy, but they’re also often quiet and at rest.
 They work long hours, with great concentration, while projecting an aura of freshness and enthusiasm.

 2. Creative people tend to be smart yet naive at the same time.
“It involves fluency, or the ability to generate a great quantity of ideas; flexibility, or the ability to switch from one perspective to another; and originality in picking unusual associations of ideas. These are the dimensions of…

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