Creative people’s brains really do work differently

What makes highly creative people different from the rest of us? In the 1960s, psychologist and creativity researcher Frank X. Barron set about finding out. Barron conducted a series of experiments on some of his generation’s most renowned thinkers in an attempt to isolate the unique spark of creative genius. In a historic study, Barron…

“The study showed that creativity is informed by a whole host of intellectual, emotional, motivational and moral characteristics.
The common traits that people across all creative fields seemed to have in common were:

  • an openness to one’s inner life
  • a preference for complexity and ambiguity
  • an unusually high tolerance for disorder and disarray
  • the ability to extract order from chaos
  • independence; unconventionality
  • a willingness to take risks.”

Sourced from: qz.com

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