10 Paradoxical Traits Of Creative People

A nifty article from Fast Company highlighting some of Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi’s (oh just calm down spellchecker) work in his 1996 book on Creativity.

I have always liked Mihaly and it was fun to see this again after having forgotten about it for so long.

It seems to me that it basically boils down to the fact that creative people don’t fit very well into any of the little boxes that we have come up with over the millennia to describe personalities; introvert/extrovert, playful/disciplined, conservative/rebellious, etc.

I guess that’s what “think outside the box” means!

Read it here:

http://www.fastcompany.com/3016689/leadership-now/10-paradoxical-traits-of-creative-people

 

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1 comment
  1. Maybe their creativity stems from being able to go to either extreme, but find the happy medium? So if they don’t fit in any boxes, you can put them in the creative person box.

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