I have often admired prominent people in the arts who have unique, even flamboyant personalities and appearances, and seem, at least in public, to be courageously different. And one of my areas of self-limiting thinking is to say to myself something like, “They must have had an upbringing or genes that lets them be so […]
As a creative person, one aspect of your personality is probably high sensitivity. You may also be an introvert.
Psychologist Elaine Aron, who developed the concept of sensory processing sensitivity in her research and writings, thinks all highly sens…
Eric Maisel, PhD is author of more than 50 books, and his interests include creativity, the creative life, and the profession of creativity coaching, which he founded. He leads creativity workshops in places including Paris, London, Rome, Dublin, Prague, San Francisco, and New York. About his teaching programs, he notes: “I want to share with […]
Meaning is another of the “big topics” touched on in my book “Developing Multiple Talents.” Like passion, meaning is another central element in how we choose which of our creative abilities or talents to develop and express. Or choose not to: If it isn’t meaningful in some way to use a talent, why bother? Well, maybe if you […]
“Sometimes creativity is a compulsion, not an ambition.” Actor Edward Norton (in Entertainment Weekly ew.com), commenting on the documentary “The Devil and Daniel Johnston” (2006) – about a manic-depressive singer. The language we use to ourselves and others about having and pursuing creative talents can have a big impact on our attitudes and motivation. For […]