Internal conflicts can get in the way of using our creative passions and abilities more fully. So many experiences shape our motivations and abilities to create. Being more aware of the impacts these experiences have can help us thrive as creative people. Bullying is one example of a traumatic or at least hurtful experience that […]
“A highly creative individual is in constant self-actualization. . . Creativity makes life worth living.” That is from the book “Wired to Create: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Creative Mind” by Scott Barry Kaufman and Carolyn Gregoire – “an empowering manifesto for creative people” says Susan Cain, author of “Quiet.” Scott Barry Kaufman is director of […]
How does the intensity, complexity and “border-crossing” of creative people encourage being more creative?
Creative people often have personalities and inner experiences that are intense and beyond ordinary in multiple ways. [Read Part 1.]…
The animated movie “Inside Out” tells the story of a young girl, Riley, who has to leave her familiar Midwest life behind when her family moves to San Francisco. Characters depict her primary emotions – Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness – and the inner conflicts they cause her, as well as her parents. [See […]
They may be identified with one form of creativity – such as writing or acting, one of the visual arts, or performing music – but so many people work in multiple ways, in more than one area of creative expression. And they may not even thin…