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Using Personality Traits to Be More Creative - The Creative Mind

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Although our personality may be more fixed than fluid, we can more often use traits associated with creative people and enhance our own creativity.
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Information and inspiration: psychology & creativity. http://talentdevelop.com
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Unfocus To Be Creative | The Creative Mind

Unfocus To Be Creative | The Creative Mind | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it

“Their creativity and productivity...were not the result of endless hours of toil. Their towering creative achievements result from modest ‘working’ hours.”

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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. -- Jodie Foster comments...

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Be Spontaneous to Be Creative

Be Spontaneous to Be Creative | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it
Creative expression involves using and balancing both our "heart" and "head" working together.
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Sleep and Creative People – Are You Getting Enough?

Sleep and Creative People – Are You Getting Enough? | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it
As a creative, sensitive, or gifted person you may face different challenges with sleep than other people.
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Four books on the creative mind – plus videos

Four books on the creative mind – plus videos | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it
Here are four books with related videos for exploring your creative mind, and helping you, your children and students be more creative.
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Emotional Intelligence for Innovation

Emotional Intelligence for Innovation | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it

This skill of emotional intelligence is important for living well in general, for individual creative expression, and for business success and innovation.

 

KH Kim, author of "The Creativity Challenge: How We Can Recapture American Innovation" says "Innovators experience deep emotions, are sensitive to the environment, and are emotionally expressive."

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James Patterson Teaches How To Succeed As A Writer

James Patterson Teaches How To Succeed As A Writer | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it

"Outlines are huge, how to create a scene… Be careful of ‘Oh I’ve got it figured out, I don’t want to read anymore’ – that’s death.” -- See video.

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Fear and Creativity: Robert Maurer and Elizabeth Gilbert

Fear and Creativity: Robert Maurer and Elizabeth Gilbert | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it

Psychologist Robert Maurer cites research: "if you have people have to mix during the course of their day, they will sometimes create ideas they would never do as they’re isolated in their cubicles.”

 

Elizabeth Gilbert addresses a number of topics related to being creative, including dealing with fears.

In an essay from her book on creativity, she notes: “I made a decision a long time ago that if I want creativity in my life – and I do – then I will have to make space for fear, too.

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Meditation Technology for Emotional Health and Creativity

Meditation Technology for Emotional Health and Creativity | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it
How can meditation and mindfulness training benefit our emotional health, change the quality of our thinking and enhance our creativity?

Do we need to retreat into nature or solitude to make use of meditation?

In this article are references to research on meditation, as well as videos and other information about biofeedback programs and apps that can enhance other forms of mindfulness.
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Eben Pagan On How To Be A Virtual Entrepreneur - YouTube

The Virtual CEO - free training video series
http://theinnerentrepreneur.com/VC

Eben Pagan shows you "the 7 pillars of a high-growth virtual business, and the 'architecture' of how to build yours." #entrepreneur #business

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How To Write Your Book: Free Webinar by Christine Kloser

Free webinar - Get Your Book Done
http://thecreativemind.net/CKweb

“Accessing your authentic message and writing your transformational book is one of the most powerful things you will ever do for yourself, your readers, your business and ultimately – the world.”

Christine Kloser, "The Transformation Catalyst" is "a transformational book coach, spiritual guide and award-winning author.



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Scott Barry Kaufman on Being More Creative

See full interview at The Peak Work Performance Summit http://thecreativemind.net/PWPS

Scott Barry Kaufman is scientific director of the Imagination Institute at the University of Pennsylvania, author of the book "Wired to Create: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Creative Mind" (with Carolyn Gregoire).

He is also host of The Psychology Podcast, co-founder of The Creativity Post, and he writes the blog Beautiful Minds for Scientific American, among other credits.



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Struggles and Joys of Women Leading Creative Lives

Struggles and Joys of Women Leading Creative Lives | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it
Artists are creative people regardless of their gender, of course, but women may face particular challenges, especially as mothers.
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Creativity Can Be Challenging

Creativity Can Be Challenging | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it

Creative work can be deeply rewarding, but also physically and emotionally challenging.

The photo is Juliette Binoche in a movie - her character “is an art instructor suffering from severe rheumatoid arthritis...”

 

There are also emotional challenges in being creative, as Eric Maisel and Sharon M Barnes explain.

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Do We Have to Know It All to Be Innovative?

Do We Have to Know It All to Be Innovative? | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it
Are strategies like brainstorming, extensive information gathering, and deep analysis of data the most productive to enhance innovation thinking?
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Conformity and Creativity | TalentDevelop

Conformity and Creativity | TalentDevelop | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it

“I hope I’m becoming more eccentric. More room in the brain.”
Musician Tom Waits

 

Therapist Sharon Barnes notes in an article some of the challenges that creative, exceptional people may experience.

Also see quotes by other psychologists and artists.

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Seth Godin On Success For Creative Freelancers

Seth Godin On Success For Creative Freelancers | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it

How can being a freelancer work out for creative people? Creative freelancers include web designers, copywriters, programmers, photographers and others.

Douglas Eby's insight:

Seth Godin comments,

“Think about the people who are truly great. The programmer who can save you months.

“The cartoonist who draws life-changing images on the backs of business cards. The guitar player who can sit in on a recording session and change everything…

“These people are first class. They’re in charge. Top of their game. The best of the best.

“That’s the freelancer each of us is capable of being.”

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Who do you think you are to be creative?

Who do you think you are to be creative? | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it

Who do you think you are to be creative?

Do you feel confident about calling yourself an artist, or a creative person? Or do self-doubts get in the way?

 

Artists are at times depicted in movies and media in ways that promote myths about what it takes to be a “real” singer, writer, actor, painter or other creator.

Buying in to the negative aspects of those depictions and myths – for example, the “crazy artist” idea – can distort our self concept, our sense of identity as a creative person, and limit what we think we can do creatively.

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Attitudes to be creative and more innovative

Attitudes to be creative and more innovative | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it

Attitudes to be creative and more innovative

 

“I don’t see myself in terms of artifice. I see myself as a real person who chooses to live my life in an open way – artistically.” Lady Gaga

How do attitudes we hold about ourselves and the world impact our creative thinking? Can we change those attitudes to be more creative?

In her research publications and book The Creativity Challenge, KH Kim describes a model and series of concepts for helping children and adults be more creative and productive.

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Aaron Sorkin Teaches Screenwriting

Aaron Sorkin Teaches Screenwriting | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it

"I’m in a constant state of writer’s block; that’s my default position.” Aaron Sorkin

 

As noted on the site of the MasterClass training programs: http://thecreativemind.net/MClass

"Now, the Academy Award winning writer is teaching screenwriting.

"You’ll learn his rules of storytelling, dialogue, character development, and what makes a script actually sell.

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The Complex Personality of Creative People

The Complex Personality of Creative People | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it
As creativity researcher Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi notes, “If there is one word that makes creative people different from others, it is the word complexity."
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How to Enhance Your Creativity and Creative Writing

How to Enhance Your Creativity and Creative Writing | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it
However inspired you are, at times it can be challenging to keep all of your creative plates spinning; it’s important to apply your creative energy consciously.
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Writing To Give Your Reader Goosebumps

Writing To Give Your Reader Goosebumps | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it
“There’s nothing quite as powerful as putting words on the page, and sharing your message to make the difference you were born to make
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Why and How To Write A Book

The Creative Penn - programs and resources for writers. http://thecreativemind.net/TCP


Self-Publishing School - free video course on how to write, publish, and market your book. http://thecreativemind.net/SPS1

Authors Jamie Lee Curtis, Joanna Penn and Chandler Bolt on why we write, some of the myths about being an author, and links to resources on how to become a writer - and a more successful writer entrepreneur

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We Are Wired To Be Creative

We Are Wired To Be Creative | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it
“A highly creative individual is in constant self-actualization. . . . Creativity makes life worth living.”

The book “Wired to Create: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Creative Mind” by Scott Barry Kaufman and Carolyn Gregoire is “an empowering manifesto for creative people” says Susan Cain, author of “Quiet.”
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