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The origin of originality

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Start any discussions on the origin of creativity and you will quickly find the group divided. On one side people claim it is an innate trait. You are either born with or without it.…

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Optimist or pessimist

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How does a person’s view of the world –optimistic or pessimistic–affect creativity? Psychologist have noted that the average human has a bias towards optimism. People live with the illusion that most situations will turn…

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Creative styles – what’s in fashion now?

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Does creativity equate with keeping up with the latest trends? I wince a bit at this thought and realize how many people assume “early adopter” is same as creativity. I realize that no one…

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Creativity and the blame game

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The emphasis on creativity as a way to provide an economic boost has been followed by a plethora of publications on how to be more creative. But taking those ideas to heart may not…

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Personality per the ancient Greeks

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Many of the most current personality tests are built on older theories—sometimes much older theories. Around 2400 years ago, the physician Hippocrates described his idea that human moods were caused by an excess or…

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Personality per the ancient Greeks

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Many of the most current personality tests are built on older theories—sometimes much older theories. Around 2400 years ago, the physician Hippocrates described his idea that human moods were caused by an excess or…

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Extrovert or Introvert?

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 “One of the more consistent findings from the personality literature of artists is that they tend to be rather introverted” [1] It seems logical for the creative people, particularly the artist, writer, and composer,…

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A twist in traits

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The Meyer’s Brigg Type Inventory (MBTI) is probably  one of the most widely known personality type assessments. Isabel Briggs Meyers and her mother Katharine Cook Briggs developed it from theories recorded by the well…

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Don’t like criticism? You might feel the same way about creativity.

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Illustration Ravnen 1890, Public Domain Alex Osborn, known for founding the Creative Problem-Solving Institute, set up a structure for group creative brainstorming. One rule to free people from creative inhibitions forbid criticism and judgment during initial…

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Creative Semantics

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 Early psychology was considered a science that dealt with the causes and treatment of mental illness. Famed psychologist such as Sigmund Freud worked with neurotic and psychotic patients. His theories of psychoanalysis and resulting…

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