“Einstein is a classic example of a highly creative and highly gifted individual that did not do well in traditional school environments.” That is a quote in a research paper by Kyung Hee Kim, PhD, Associate Professor of Educational Psychology, who thinks “the cause of the underachievement of many gifted and talented students may be their creativity, which tends to clash with traditional school environments.”
There are a number of examples of people bold enough and entrepreneurial enough to create and publish their own books, often leading to being traditionally published and marketed. Christopher Paolini began writing “Eragon” at the age of 15 and his parents decided to self-publish the novel, which was re-published by Alfred A. Knopf. “The Artist’s […]
Lena Dunham is an actor, writer, producer, and director of the HBO series “Girls.” She comments about solitude in her life: “I learned what I really loved doing by not having a ton of friends. “I spent a whole semester in college just knitting and watching old VHS tapes, and I consider it one of […]
Passion can be a deep motivator for creative people, but being too concerned with “finding our passion” can be self-limiting. “The presence of talent is not sufficient. Many people have more than one talent, and wonder what to do with them.” Jane Piirto, Ph.D. adds in her book “Talented Children and Adults” that “A useful […]
This series of posts on “How To Be More Creative” offers articles, books and other resources on developing creative thinking and innovation, and enhancing our creative expression.
My other Creative Mind posts, hopefully, do that as well &#…