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Information and inspiration: psychology & creativity. http://talentdevelop.com
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Creating Innovators VIDEOS » Creating Innovators

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"Tony Wagner interviews many different extremely innovative people (e.g. early Apple designer, MIT grad startup CEO in Tanzania etc), finds out about their education and experiences, even interviews their parents to find out about philosophies of child-raising, schooling, setbacks and failure, etc. It's a treasure trove."

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Creating Innovators: The Making of Young People Who Will Change the World, by Tony Wagner.

http://vsb.li/fsLdO2

See book trailer and quotes in my post Tony Wagner on Encouraging New Innovators
http://blogs.psychcentral.com/creative-mind/2012/08/tony-wagner-on-encouraging-new-innovators/

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Positive Psychology & the Quest to Find Happiness

Positive Psychology & the Quest to Find Happiness | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it
Research suggests that happiness is rooted in interpersonal virtues such as kindness, gratitude and the capacity for love. Gretchen Rubin shares what she found on her journey to discover exactly what makes her happy.

The article notes: "Happiness has also been linked to increased generousity, courage, and creativity."

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More quotes by Rubin: “To be happier, you have to think about feeling good, feeling bad, and feeling right, in an atmosphere of growth.”

- From my post Happy If We Think We Are

http://talentdevelop.com/4500/happy-if-we-think-we-are/


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Positive obsessions, productive creativity

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Creativity coach Eric Maisel, PhD says, "Negative obsessions are a true negative for everyone, but most creators — and all would-be creators — simply aren’t obsessed enough. For an artist, the absence of positive obsessions leads to long periods of blockage, repetitive work that bores the artist himself, and existential ailments of all sorts." -- From his article: In Praise of Positive Obsessions. Quoted in my book Developing Multiple Talents: The personal side of creative expression http://t.co/KqYN0ORZ

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Photo from post: Creative obsessions: Adam Savage and Stanley Kubrick
http://talentdevelop.com/1554/creative-obsessions-adam-savage-and-stanley-kubrick/

 

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Dealing with trauma and abuse to live a bigger, more creative life

Dealing with trauma and abuse to live a bigger, more creative life | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it
Learning how to regulate emotional reactions to trauma and abuse is important for anyone, but essential for sensitive and creative people.

As Shakespeare noted, we are subject to numerous “slings and arrows of outrageous fortune” and the “heart-ache and thousand natural shocks that flesh is heir to.”

But many people also suffer abuse and traumas that go beyond those “natural shocks.”

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Why creativity blocks happen and 4 ways you can overcome them ...

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“Creativity does have a reputation for being magical. One myth is that it's associated with the particular personality or genius of a person. Creative thinking is a skill that involves qualities such as the propensity to take risks and ...

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How caffeine affects your creativity.

How caffeine affects your creativity. | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it

It's common for creatives to pour a cup of coffee before sitting down to work every day, but how does caffeine actually affect creative thinking? In a nutshell:...

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Related post: “I used to drink several cups of coffee a day, but I kicked the habit a long time ago because I found that caffeine made me too jittery and unfocused.” That is a quote by Steve Pavlina, author of one of the most popular, and financially successful, sites and blogs dedicated to personal development... - From my post Caffeine, anxiety, productivity – Steve Pavlina on using Paraliminals

http://talentdevelop.com/375/caffeine-anxiety-productivity/


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LeAnn Rimes Is Feeling 'Stronger' in Treatment, Says Pal

LeAnn Rimes Is Feeling 'Stronger' in Treatment, Says Pal | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it
"I just want to be happier and healthier more consistently," the country star tells PEOPLE...

After just a week in treatment for anxiety and stress, LeAnn Rimes is making strides in tackling her emotional issues.

"She's already feeling better, stronger," a friend of the country star tells PEOPLE in its new issue.

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See list of posts on creative people and Anxiety/Stress

http://talentdevelop.com/category/anxietystress/

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Neil Gaiman On Writing

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Neil Gaiman talks about being a writer, the ideas that impact his creative work, using social media, and opportunities for becoming a writer.

 

“I will eventually grow up and get a real job. Until then, will keep making things up and writing them down.”

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Director Haifaa Mansour: the courage and passion to create

Director Haifaa Mansour: the courage and passion to create | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it

'The first Saudi feature directed by a woman, "Wadjda" was made entirely inside the repressive country. Owing to strict religious edicts, Mansour occasionally had to direct her actors from inside a van some 100 feet from her set, lest she be seen mingling with men, and she received death threats for an earlier documentary that focused on young women like Wadjda who are willing to buck Islamic tradition.'

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One of my related posts: Developing Creativity: Reclaiming Creative Courage http://talentdevelop.com/3289/developing-creativity-reclaiming-creative-courage/

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Madness and creativity: do we need to be crazy?

http://talentdevelop.com/3423/ - The mythology of the mad artist continues in various forms, supported to some extent by research. For example, there are studies indicating writers are more susceptible to depression. Cognitive psychologist Scott Barry Kaufman, Ph.D., says, "I do believe that If the mental processes associated with psychosis were evaporated entirely from this world, art would suck. But so would a lot of other things that require imagination."

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Psychologist Cheryl Arutt on Creative People and Sensitivity and Suffering

http://innertalentinterviews.com/72/ - Cheryl Arutt, Psy.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in creative artist issues.

This is an excerpt from a much longer audio interview

 

Also see post: Pain and suffering and developing creativity
http://talentdevelop.com/2810/pain-and-suffering-and-developing-creativity/

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Michael Michalko on how to “crack the barriers to creativity”

Michael Michalko on how to “crack the barriers to creativity” | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it

Here are his suggestions, accompanied by my annotations.

o Knowing how to see, not just look at: Beware of “the invisibility of the obvious” by being alert, very alert.

o Making a thought visible: I agree with Dan Roam that the best way is to use simple drawings.

o Thinking fluently: Part of this is “flow” as defined by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi and part is continuity and cohesion.

o Making novel combinations: That’s how liquid paper, Velcro, and Mary Kay cosmetics were “discovered.” Mary Kay Ash added a fragrance to leather softner and then….

o Connecting the unconnected...

Related Michael Michalko book: Cracking Creativity: The Secrets of Creative Genius

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Develop Multiple Talents

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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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Using Fear and Anxiety to be More Creative - The Creative Mind

Using Fear and Anxiety to be More Creative - The Creative Mind | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it
The quality and intensity of fear we call anxiety can both motivate, or disrupt, creative expression.

"I don’t do anything anymore that feels safe. If it doesn’t scare the crap out of you, then you’re not doing the right thing.” - Sandra Bullock

Psychotherapist and mystery author Dennis Palumbo writes that “there is something to be said for accepting—and learning to navigate—the minor turbulences of life. I’m talking here about common, everyday anxiety. The jitters. Butterflies..."

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Celebrity and Acquired Situational Narcissism

Celebrity and Acquired Situational Narcissism | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it

In a NY Times article, Robert B. Millman, professor of psychiatry at Cornell Medical School, talked about the psychological dysfunction he identified as Acquired Situational Narcissism. He explains, "Psychoanalytic literature is filled with jargon about how narcissism happens really early, but I realized that given the right situation, it could happen much later. When a billionaire or a celebrity walks into a room, everyone looks at them." That might be just a description of leadership and charisma. The problem is when that attention changes the person. What happens is that they get so used to everyone looking at them that they stop looking back at others, he says.
- Quoted in my book Developing Multiple Talents: The personal side of creative expression
http://t.co/KqYN0ORZ
- Photo from my Inner Actor site post: Scarlett Johansson and Eric Maisel on stage fright
http://talentdevelop.com/1691/scarlett-johansson-and-eric-maisel-on-stage-fright/

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Overcoming Self-Sabotage | Go Creative!

Overcoming Self-Sabotage | Go Creative! | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it

By Orna Ross. 'When you set out to create something, the conventional self sets off fear alarms within, in the form of resistance and self-sabotage. Stephen Pressfield’s book Turning Pro, talks a lot about this tendency, which he calls resistance, in terms of the “shadow self”...'

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Book: Turning Pro: Tap Your Inner Power and Create Your Life's Work, by Steven Pressfield. http://vsb.li/bzqK0G

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One of my related posts: Dancing With Our Shadow to Develop Creativity

http://blogs.psychcentral.com/creative-mind/2011/01/dancing-with-our-shadow-to-develop-creativity/

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Mastering The Art of Life: Cultivating Creativity

Mastering The Art of Life: Cultivating Creativity | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it
We all constantly project what is happening within ourselves outside of us on to others. That energy, in fact, creates other. Jeremy Taylor, my dream work mentor, went so far as to say, "any charged response you have reflects ...

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Developing Creativity newsletter

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» Trusting Your Creative Self - The Creative Mind

» Trusting Your Creative Self - The Creative Mind | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it

If we put our creative work out into the world, it will be judged and ranked. But we may then feel deflated, and question our worth as a creator.

Elaine Aron declares that “low self-esteem is about power and influence, the result of rank. Like other social animals, we constantly rank ourselves among others–competing and comparing.”

 

Tama Kieves wrote about being a graduate with honors from Harvard Law School and working in a “huge, elite law firm” but feeling “desperate to be free, exhausted in my good, safe job, dying of meaninglessness, suffocating the life out of my creative soul.”

She notes a friend asked her a vital question: “If you’re this successful doing work you don’t love, what could you do with work you do love?”

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» More Goofing Off and Daydreaming: More Creative Thinking - The Creative Mind

» More Goofing Off and Daydreaming: More Creative Thinking - The Creative Mind | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it
Don't we need to keep busy to be creatively productive? A number of psychologists and artists say daydreaming is actually a way to enhance creativity.

Psychologist Dennis Palumbo notes, “Some people call it puttering, or screwing around, or just plain goofing off. Others, of a more kindly bent, call it day-dreaming. Kurt Vonnegut used the quaint old term ‘skylarking.’ What I’m referring to, of course, is that well-known, rarely discussed but absolutely essential component of a successful creative person’s life — the down-time..."

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Eric Maisel - Your Best Life in the Arts online course

Your Best Life in the Arts - Course by Eric Maisel, PhD, available for immediate download - "You’ll learn to identify the challenges that confront you as an artist—and what to do about them...silence negative self-talk, create and cultivate productive obsessions, institute a regular creativity practice, more effectively meet the marketplace, and more."
http://www.entheosacademy.com/course/Your-Best-Life-in-the-Arts?&c=deby

 

 

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Elizabeth Gilbert on fear and creativity and mental health

http://talentdevelop.com/2344/ - Writer Elizabeth Gilbert addresses a number of topics related to being creative -- including fears and anxieties about "the work you were put on this Earth to do." // Excerpt from her TED talk Elizabeth Gilbert: Your elusive creative genius.

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Brendon Burchard on Activating The Best Within Us

http://talentdevelop.com/5746/ - "The greatest achievements in life are only possible if we can activate the best within us." Brendon Burchard / This is a theme of his book "The Charge: Activating the 10 Human Drives that Make You Feel Alive." /

 

Follow link to quotes about other books by Jack Canfield, Pamela Bruner, George Pratt, PhD and Peter Lambrou, PhD.

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Developing Creativity newsletter

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> Main posts:

Depression: More Creativity, or Not?

Self-Study Classes for Sensitive People

Tama Kieves on claiming our potential with joy

Alanis Morissette: Channeling rage and finding joy in creativity

Enhancing Creative Thinking With Design Examples

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ASPERGER’S SYNDROME, SHELDON COOPER, CARL JUNG AND THE PERSONA.

ASPERGER’S SYNDROME, SHELDON COOPER, CARL JUNG AND THE PERSONA. | Developing Creativity | Scoop.it
The  Mandela above is from Artists with Asperger’s Asperger’s Syndrome, Sheldon Cooper, Carl Jung and the Persona.

Anyone familiar with the television show Big Bang Theory will easily recognize that all of the Asperger’s Syndrome characteristics mentioned below describe the character of Dr. Sheldon Cooper:

Inflexible adherence to routines and perseveration. Fascination with esoteric subjects Superior rote memory. Preoccupation with a particular subject to the exclusion of all others...

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List of articles on Autism and Asperger's

http://talentdevelop.com/articlelive/categories/Learning-differences/Autism-and-Asperger%26%23039%3Bs/

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