10 paradoxical characteristics of creative people

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"I often find myself thinking that I can't decide: who I am — an artist or an entrepreneur, says a columnist for Fast Company, Faisal Hogue. — I'm just trying my best to pass in his own unique way."

It's safe to say that more and more entrepreneurs are really artists, and artists of all genres entrepreneurs. And this trend will only increase: the art, science, technology, business, culture — all these things are now on the rise, and they all intertwine more and more.

Creativity — is the common theme that unites entrepreneurs, and artists.Professor of psychology and management Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi has devoted 30 years of his life to the study of how living and working creative people. He had to learn to separate the real work from the Bohemian lifestyle.

And here are 10 contradictory traits he believes are most characteristic of creative people.

1. Creative people have a lot of physical energy, although we all think otherwise

They work hard with great concentration. Therefore, they are sometimes difficult to maintain an aura of freshness and enthusiasm. But in reality, most of them energy more than you.

2. Creative men are smart and naive at the same time

"Creative people are fluent in speech, easy to generate large number of ideas. They are flexible and able to switch from one perspective to another. To any thing or phenomenon they can easily pick up the most unexpected associative array. At the same time, they are often naive and romantic". Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

3. They are easy to combine spontaneity and discipline, responsibility and irresponsibility

If the creative person's job seems to be uninteresting and futile, do not leave it to him. All spoil. But if you have some really awesome plan that can be implemented only with the real talent, then you can be sure that your "flying in the clouds" to a friend or colleague is easy enough and perseverance, and of endurance and perseverance.

4. Creative people alternate world of fantasy and reality

Many people believe that creative geniuses are supposedly living in a dream world. It is, but keep in mind that they are able to live in two worlds at the same time.

5. Creative people — extroverts and introverts at the same time

Usually we think that person is either extrovert or introvert. He either likes to be the center of the crowd, or sit on the sidelines and watch the show from the side. Creative people can demonstrate both these traits simultaneously. And don't ask us what that means. Who talent — he will understand.

6. Creative people are humble and overly confident at the same time

It is noteworthy that the man who could be arrogant in person, in fact, vulnerable and often spends evenings in sessions of self-deprecation.

7. Creative people ignore gender stereotypes

When sociologists conduct studies of young people on the subject of their own perception of masculinity and femininity, inevitably, the impact that creative girls are usually harder their peers, and creative boys are more sensitive and less aggressive to their "normal" friends.

8. Creative people can be buntarej and conservatives

It is considered that the creative class is always the rebels, protesting against the system and established public standards. In fact, this is not always the case. Among the talented people full of iconoclasts. The ratio is about 50: 50.

9. Most creative people are extremely passionate about their work. At the same time they have the courage to be objective about yourself

If a person has no passion, it will quickly cool down to their work as soon as you are faced with a difficult task. Although it is considered that the gifted creative genius of the people don't take criticism well, it's not. They always know your actual level in the industry.

10. Flour creativity is always a joy. Talented people often refuse career for the sake of creativity

"Perhaps the most important quality of the people who are truly creative individuals, is that these people get pleasure from the process of creation. Work for work's sake — it's just about these characters. Many of understand that could become investment bankers and earn two times more, but deliberately do not abandon creativity. Writers could become lawyers and guarantee yourself a great future. Physics in the universities could stop your basic research and get a job in an industrial laboratory. So their career would be predskazanie in terms of success. But these people are willing to risk the financial well-being for the opportunity to do what you love". © Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Ironic or not, but there is no set formula that has to work for creative people, does not exist. Therefore, traits such as resourcefulness and the courage not to give up, there are creative people more often than middle managers.

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