Creative problem solving is enhanced by thinking more abstractly or at an intellectual distance, rather than more concretely, according to research studies. In my post Using Research to Enhance Creative Thinking – Part 2, I quoted from the article “15 Scientific Facts About Creativity” which notes that “psychological distance” facilitates creativity, and “when hitting a […]
Our inner experience as talented, creative people could be called “teeming” – as in the title of a book by Jane Piirto, PhD: My Teeming Brain: Understanding Creative Writers. She notes the title comes from a Keats sonnet with the lines “When I have fears that I may cease to be / before my pen […]
Creating may be at times a collaboration, and it can be helpful to get input from others about your work, but a number of artists also say they create primarily to please themselves, to realize their own unique creative inspirations.
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“There’s a side of my personality that goes completely against the educated person and wants to be a pin-up girl…” Mira Sorvino Creative people experience complex personalities that can help nurture divergent thinking and openness to experience, which support creative expression, but these traits can also lead to inner conflicts. “If there is one word […]
The painting is “Kiss of the Muse” by Paul Cezanne, one of a number of artist depictions of a presence, angel or other sort of being that brings us creative inspiration. One of my related articles is Creative talent: genetics, a muse, or hard work? – which includes a video of author Elizabeth Gilbert from her […]