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Characteristics Of Highly Creative People -

Author: Jeffery Paul Baumgartner.


There are a surprising number of blog posts about the characteristics of creative people. However, most of these seem to focus either on an idealized vision of an artist or the blog-writers idealized self image! Here is my take on the characteristics of highly creative people. However, what I have done is look at how creative people think—based on my understanding of the latest research—and applied it behavior.

It is also worth bearing in mind that creativity is not all about positives. There are good and bad creative people. Moreover, there seem to be some characteristics of creative people, such as dishonesty, that are not very nice. More controversially, some research has shown a correlation between creativity and mental illness.