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Information and inspiration: psychology & creativity. http://talentdevelop.com
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Develop Multiple Talents

Develop Multiple Talents | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it

Creative polymath Joseph Gordon-Levitt: "As much as I love acting, I also like telling stories, making little short films, music, art, writing, etc." Quote used in my book Developing Multiple Talents http://talentdevelop.com/DMTK [Photo from Premium Rush]...

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» Enhancing Creative Thinking With Design Examples - The Creative Mind

» Enhancing Creative Thinking With Design Examples - The Creative Mind | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it

A Stanford study showed early exposure to examples of drawings improved creativity, but late exposure increased conformity, and does not improve creativity. The Human-Computer Interaction Group at Stanford trains people in designing interactive systems.

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The Complexity of the Creative Personality

Creativity researcher Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi describes the diversity and complexity of creative people: “If there is one word that makes creative people different from others, it is the word complexity. Instead of being an individual, they are a multitude.”

 

“Like the color white that includes all colors, they tend to bring together the entire range of human possibilities within themselves. Creativity allows for paradox, light, shadow, inconsistency, even chaos – and creative people experience both extremes with equal intensity.”

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Julia Cameron on process and change and creativity

Julia Cameron on process and change and creativity | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it

'Creativity involves process, and process involves change. The truism we often hear is that we often resist change because change is difficult or change is painful. This is not quite accurate. It is the resistance to change that is difficult or painful. In the same way, it is the resistance to our creativity that causes us to equate it with suffering.

 

'It is important to remember that “effort” and “suffering” are two different things.'

- Julia Cameron, author of The Artist's Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity http://vsb.li/EYgHDw

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More On Creativity And Mental Illness - Forbes

More On Creativity And Mental Illness - Forbes | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it

By  Drew Hansen, Forbes Staff. For those interested in more research about the connection between creativity and madness, I recommend the website talentdevelop.com, where I found plenty of material on the topic. I encourage you to take a closer look and share what you learn.

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See list of posts on Creativity and Mental Health

http://talentdevelop.com/category/mental-health/

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Tama Kieves on claiming our potential with joy

Tama Kieves on claiming our potential with joy | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it
We can do more good with joy than we could ever do with pain, notes personal growth and talent development Tama J. Kieves.

 

She is an honors graduate of Harvard Law School, who “left her law practice with an elite corporate law firm to write and help others discover and soar in the work they’re meant to do, the life they came to live.”

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Your Morning Routine Is Making You Dull | TIME Ideas

Your Morning Routine Is Making You Dull | TIME Ideas | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it

By Annie Murphy Paul. Brrriiinnng. The alarm clock buzzes in another hectic weekday morning. You leap out of bed, rush into the shower, into your clothes and out the door with barely a moment to think. A stressful commute gets your blood pressure climbing.

 

As several recent studies highlight, the way most of us spend our mornings is exactly counter to the conditions that neuroscientists and cognitive psychologists tell us promote flexible, open-minded thinking.

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How to Self Publish a Book

How to Self Publish a Book | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it

By Shelley Hitz

It might not be as much work as you think.

In fact, if you already own a website or blog, you can seamlessly transform your most popular content into a book.

Think about it: you can take the same great content you’ve already written for your site and reformulate it into a printed book, PDF eBook or audio book to make the most of all your hard work.

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How To Be More Creative

How To Be More Creative | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it
Creativity is often associated with elementary students who are encouraged to draw or color as a means of self-expression.

For college students, it’s often thought of as courses or degrees that require specific creative skills such as art or writing majors.Yet for many students, the idea of intentionally being creative is lost. Business students, for example, must have a “serious” mindset because they are working with theories, developing critical thinking skills, and examining real-world problems. But creativity is not just about using crayons or drawing; it’s about developing innovative ideas and solutions.

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Creating to Channel Intensity

"Creating art has always been a way to channel emotional intensity." Psychologist Cheryl Arutt //

 

"Our impulse to be creative can be one of the most dynamic methods of meeting and redeeming one's devils and demons." Psychologist Stephen A. Diamond.

 

From post: Creating is a way to channel our emotional intensity

http://talentdevelop.com/6047/

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Gifted adults: Brilliant innovation; Creative Thinking & Being Introverted

Gifted adults: Brilliant innovation; Creative Thinking & Being Introverted | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it

New edition of my [free] Developing Creativity newsletter.

Gifted adults: Brilliant innovation and extraordinary contributions

Tony Wagner on Encouraging New Innovators

Creative Thinking and Being Introverted or Highly Sensitive

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Creative Thinking and Being Introverted or Highly Sensitive - The Creative Mind

Creative Thinking and Being Introverted or Highly Sensitive - The Creative Mind | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it
A number of writers and researchers associate the personality traits of high sensitivity and introversion with creativity and creative thinking.

One of the personality types identified by the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator is “ISFP” – which refers to people who lean toward Introversion, Sensing, Feeling and Perceiving. Some well-known people that researchers consider being this personality type include a number of artists such as Fred Astaire, Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, Barbara Streisand, Paul McCartney, Auguste Rodin, and Mozart.

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Creative thinking - creative mindfulness

Creative thinking - creative mindfulness | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it
Eric Maisel says the goal of creative mindfulness is nonjudgmental observation and thinking that leads to authenticity, creativity, and mental health.

"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."

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Being "scattered" and proud of it

Being "scattered" and proud of it | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it
Barbara Sher says, "Unlike those people who seem to find and be satisfied with one area of interest, you're genetically wired to be interested in many...
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Alanis Morissette: Channeling rage and finding joy in creativity

Alanis Morissette: Channeling rage and finding joy in creativity | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it
Alanis Morissette talks about dealing with fame, channeling rage and using other strong feelings in her creative work as an artist.

"It’s a joke to think that anyone is one thing. We’re all such complex creatures. But if I’m going to be a poster child for anything, anger’s a gorgeous emotion. It gets a bad rap, but it can make great changes happen.”

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Developing Creativity: Excitabilities – Our Teeming Brains

Excitabilities are high intensity qualities of personality. Here are quotes by writer Stephen King, and actors Amanda Bynes and Sandra Bullock.

 

For articles and more info see the post on Talent Development Resources
http://talentdevelop.com/1906/excitabilities-our-teeming-brains/

 

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Quinn Cummings on Acting: 'I Realized I Didnt Love It Anymore' - Is now an author

Quinn Cummings on Acting: 'I Realized I Didnt Love It Anymore' - Is now an author | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it

Quinn Cummings, now 45, got an Oscar nomination at age 10 for The Goodbye Girl, but she hasn’t acted since appearing on Evening Shade in 1992.

 

“I realized I didn’t love it anymore,” she says. She’s since found success as a writer. Her new book, The Year of Learning Dangerously, explores her decision to homeschool her 12-year-old daughter—who isn’t impressed by her mother’s acting past. “Moms by definition aren’t terribly interesting!” Cummings says. [Parade.com Aug 26 2012]

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Are you waiting to feel creative?

Are you waiting to feel creative? | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it

By Jenna Avery

A chat with my Writer’s Circle participants inspired today’s post. So often we wait for the right conditions before we write or start our other creative projects.

Although we’d like to imagine otherwise, waiting doesn’t get us very far. Are you waiting for the right mood to strike before you work on your creative project?

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Developing Creativity newsletter - Creativity is Ebb and Flow; Living a Creative Life

Developing Creativity newsletter - Creativity is Ebb and Flow; Living a Creative Life | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it

Janet Echelman on Creative Thinking and Living a Creative Life

Building self-confidence: changing limiting beliefs and helping others

Creativity is an Ebb and Flow Process

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The Neuroscience of Your Brain on Fiction

The Neuroscience of Your Brain on Fiction | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it

Stories stimulate the brain. Metaphors like “He had leathery hands” rouse the sensory cortex. By ANNIE MURPHY PAUL

AMID the squawks and pings of our digital devices, the old-fashioned virtues of reading novels can seem faded, even futile. But new support for the value of fiction is arriving from an unexpected quarter: neuroscience.

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Creativity is an Ebb and Flow Process - The Creative Mind

Creativity is an Ebb and Flow Process - The Creative Mind | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it

“Sometimes, we place too rigid or high expectations on ourselves. For instance, some creative professionals have this idea that success means creativity would come easy for them, when in reality, creativity is an ebb and flow process.” - Creativity coach Lisa Riley

 

In her book The Gifted Adult, Mary-Elaine Jacobsen writes “This ebb and flow is the reality of the creative life and that we must expect and accept.”

 

But for many creative and gifted people, it may be a real challenge to allow the natural ebb and flow of the creative process.

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» Janet Echelman on Creative Thinking and Living a Creative Life - The Creative Mind

» Janet Echelman on Creative Thinking and Living a Creative Life - The Creative Mind | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it
Janet Echelman changed from painting to sculpting due to circumstances; it can be very productive for artists to embrace this kind of fluidity.

“My first semester at college, I took a drawing class where we had to report on the life’s work of different artists. I picked the painter Henri Matisse, who in old age became bedridden and then invented a whole new way of image-making (the cut-paper murals). I wanted to have a life like his, where I’d be learning at every stage without fragmentation between my inner life and my working life.

“My whole career I’ve been interested by the distinction between an emotional and an intellectual response to an artwork..."

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Creating to channel our emotional intensity

Creating to channel our emotional intensity | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it
Intensity is one reason we enjoy actors and performers, and it is a key personality quality of many gifted and talented, creative people.

“Creating art has always been a way to channel emotional intensity.” Psychologist Cheryl Arutt

“Our impulse to be creative can be one of the most dynamic methods of meeting and redeeming one’s devils and demons.” Psychologist Stephen A. Diamond

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Inocente Official Trailer

INOCENTE, an intensely personal coming-of-age documentary about a vibrant Latina teenage artist from a dauntingly tough background in San Diego who refuses to allow her struggles with poverty and homelessness to get in the way of her extraordinary talent, will premiere on MTV on August 17, 2012.
The film chronicles Inocente, an irresistibly likeable young woman who has overcome poverty and homelessness and won widespread recognition for her whimsical, colorful artworks. Color, as she likes to say, is her revolution.

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Creativity and the Relationship with Yourself

Creativity and the Relationship with Yourself | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it

 By Creativity Coach Lisa Riley.

The relationship you have with yourself can directly affect your creativity. When faced with the blank canvas or computer screen, you must also face your internal process. How you relate to yourself can influence the degree of creativity. Since creating is often done in isolation, it is how you cope with bouts of self-doubt, anxiety and self-criticism that can make a difference.

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Also see her article Highly Sensitive Personality and Creativity
http://highlysensitive.org/325/highly-sensitive-personality-and-creativity/

 

See multiple 'Products for Your Creative Success' on her site The Art of Mind. http://talentdevelop.com/TAOM

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