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Susan Cain: The power of introverts

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In a culture where being social and outgoing are prized above all else, it can be difficult, even shameful, to be an introvert. But, as Susan Cain argues in this passionate talk, introverts bring extraordinary talents and abilities to the world, and should be encouraged and celebrated.

 

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Susan Cain notes Bill Gates is an introvert, but not shy, and Barbra Streisand, who famously suffers from stage fright, is a shy extrovert. Cain notes, “Shyness and introversion are not the same thing. Shyness is the fear of negative judgment, and introversion is a preference for quiet, minimally stimulating environments. - From my post Creative Introverts
http://blogs.psychcentral.com/creative-mind/2011/07/creative-introverts/

In her NYTimes article, Cain writes, "Solitude is out of fashion. Our companies, our schools and our culture are in thrall to an idea I call the New Groupthink, which holds that creativity and achievement come from an oddly gregarious place…But there’s a problem with this view. Research strongly suggests that people are more creative when they enjoy privacy and freedom from interruption." -From my post Developing Creativity in Solitude
http://blogs.psychcentral.com/creative-mind/2012/01/developing-creativity-in-solitude/

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Contents include: * Pushed to Excel; * Creative and Multitalented; * Programs for Introverts and Highly Sensitive People; * Why Smart People Hurt book - & much more.

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Ada Lovelace, Innovation and Imagination

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Ada Lovelace talked about her passions for creative imagination and math:

“Imagination is the Discovering Faculty, pre-eminently … It is that which feels & discovers what is, the REAL which we see not, which exists not for our senses.

“Mathematical science shows what is. It is the language of unseen relations between things..."

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* Stories about your introversion;

* Energy Management;

* Emotional Health Resources;

* Letting Go of Perfectionism

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Developing Creativity newsletter 9.27.14

Developing Creativity newsletter : Chaos and Creative Expression; Nurturing Self-Esteem; Challenged By Being So Smart; much more.

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Keeping the turmoil in your art - not your spirit | TalentDevelop

Keeping the turmoil in your art - not your spirit | TalentDevelop | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it

There seems to be an enduring false mythology about creative inspiration that it benefits from an "edge" of nervous tension or even anxiety.


“One must still have chaos in oneself to be able to give birth to a dancing star.” Friedrich Nietzsche

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How Sensitivity Can Enhance Creativity - The Creative Mind

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“For me, fashion is incredibly emotional. I go to shows in Paris and try not to cry.”Actor Jessica Chastain


Qualities such as emotionality and empathy can help highly sensitive people be especially creative.

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Developing Creativity newsletter - contents include: * Nurturing Self-Esteem; * Transformational Writing; * Introvert Resources; * Intuition Course, and much …
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Developing Creativity Newsletter 8.22.14

Developing Creativity Newsletter: articles include: * Robin Williams: Intensity Is Not Pathology; * Public Speaking for Introverts; * DIY Self-Esteem course & …
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Creative People and High Sensitivity

Creative people are often highly sensitive. Psychologist Elaine Aron, PhD summarizes the personality trait of high sensitivity (sensory processing sensitivity)…
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The Unusual Habits Of 8 Famous Creative Minds

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From Jay-Z to de Balzac, these famous creative minds have developed some odd habits on the path to genius.

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Start With 10 Acts of Creative Expression

Start With 10 Acts of Creative Expression | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it
A friend recently posted a list of
101 Things to Do in 1001 Days. I was inspired and began working on my own list,
but quickly concluded that I should probably focus on marking 101 things off my existing list before adding to
it.

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Maggie Taylor: Making Images That Invite Reverie

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Maggie Taylor creates digital photomontages "to invite the viewer to engage and recollect, almost like entering a stage set or a scene from a dream... Making images for me is a way of life. I can’t imagine not doing it."

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What Kind of Creative Person Are You? - The Creative Mind

What Kind of Creative Person Are You? - The Creative Mind | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it
There are many kinds of creative people: playwrights, novelists, dancers, botanists, economists, chemists, physicians, psychologists and many others.
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Creative thinking - creative mindfulness

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"Creative mindfulness requires that you vanish, your mind hushed, so that your creative thoughts can appear. Open to an ever-deepening silence that is pregnant with your coming creative work.”

> Eric Maisel, PhD.

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Contents include:
*The Unknowing Gifted
* A Different Story [for your life]
* Highly Sensitive Personality and Creativity
* Books To Fuel Your Creative Mind
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Creating To Maintain Meaning | Developing Multiple Talents

Creating To Maintain Meaning | Developing Multiple Talents | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it

Making meaning is especially crucial for creative people, and one of the potential consequences of insufficient meaning in our lives and work is depression.


Julie Taymor made a comment about her work: “Whatever it is, I have to really love it…When you approach it that way, you come at it with all your soul and intelligence.”

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» Chaos and Creative Expression - The Creative Mind

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Creative people and writers about the creative process often say creative work is a way to release or make use of inner chaos; what is this turmoil?


"The very impulse to write, I think, springs from an inner chaos crying for order, for meaning, and that meaning must be discovered in the process of writing or the work lies dead as it is finished." Arthur Miller

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Developing Creativity newsletter 9-15-14

Developing Creativity newsletter Sep 15 - *Work-Life-Creative Balance video; *Self-Esteem video; *Facebook Community for Introverted Artists; *Books to fuel creation - and more

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Developing Creativity newsletter 9.6.14

Contents include: * Happy As An Artist; * Changing Our Beliefs; * Talented, But Insecure; * Introverted, Shy or Highly Sensitive in the Arts; and much more.
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» Transformational Writing and Sparking Creative Flow - The Creative Mind

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Ocean Robbins and his father John are examples of transformational authors, and give tips on writing and developing creativity.


“Then for ten minutes, write stream of consciousness style, without letting your pen leave the paper except to move to a new letter, on the topic you selected. Don’t censor, don’t edit, and don’t stop..."

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Dancing With Our Unconscious | TalentDevelop

Dancing With Our Unconscious | TalentDevelop | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it

Being creative and realizing our talents involves self-awareness and respecting who we really are, including our unconscious depths.


In an interview about one of her films, Jodie Foster 

commented, “When you’re a dramatic actor you look for films that hit you in the gut, in this unconscious place that really moves you."

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* site for Highly Sensitive People
* Pathologizing and Stigmatizing: The Misdiagnosis of Gifted People
* How to Make Your Creative Business Stand Out
* Your Grown-Up Back-to-School Creative Reading List
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» Feeling Pressured To Create - The Creative Mind

» Feeling Pressured To Create - The Creative Mind | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it
One kind of pressure is feeling an intense urge to create as a creative person. But other pressures can lead to stress and overwhelm.
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Miss Aniela: Bringing Dreams to Life With Fashion Photography

Miss Aniela: Bringing Dreams to Life With Fashion Photography | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it
Fashion photographer Miss Aniela says "Going to one’s dreams, or life experiences/subconscious, I have found to be the best way to conceive images."
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Collaborating With Our Shadow Side

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Many artists know that our inner depths provide the material for creative expression. How can creative people make better use of it?


“Going to one’s dreams, or to one’s own life experiences/subconscious, I have found to be the best way to conceive images that might not even be truly original, but lack cliches, and come genuinely from the artist’s soul and heart…. often with a message for others.”

Fine-art and fashion photographer Natalie Dybisz / Miss Aniela

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