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SIGNPOSTS OF A CREATIVE MIND

Updated on February 14, 2008
 

Generally creative behavior traits are thought of as:

  • Fluency

    Flexibility

    Originality

    Elaboration... ...these are broad classification.

  • Aesthetic sensitivity towards beauty in all external things.

    Cognitive flexibility and Independence in thought and action.

    High level of creative illuminated energy and Unquestioning commitment to creative endeavors. Unceasing striving for solutions to more and more difficult problems which he constantly sets for himself.

    Although they are just, honest and always look for justice, they do not get hurt if the circumstances are adverse.

    They love humor and are uncomplaining, accepting / adjusting with people / situations / circumstances as they are and also correcting which needs to be corrected.

    Always, being doers, they do not always demand or are concerned with orderliness, organization. At the same time, they are self-disciplined with lot of energy and will. This aspect has to be regularly empowered.

    Creative people are lovers of nature, outdoors, rains etc.

Some other traits are:

  1. Conceptual fluency- to create large number of ideas quickly.
  2. Originality- To generate unusual ideas and separates source from content in evaluating information... to be motivated by interest in problems... follow wherever it leads to.
  3. Suspending judgment- avoiding early commitment & spending more time in analysis / exploration.
  4. To take life and every activity as part of sport.

Summary:

A creative scientist or engineer has an extremely low threshold of discomfort. He sees problems where others are happy to continue undisturbed. This shows their penetrating visual abilities. At the same time he is equally extremely long in his "mental stamina".

The rest of the people have the opposite traits. They do not see problems in the obvious and suffer no discomfort in the midst of intellectual and material incongruities. And finally, when, they are made to see the problems, they are too soon exhausted and are ready either to shelve it as insoluble or pass it to others because they are too busy or pretend, they have solved it by ameliorating the symptoms.

Creative mind is oriented towards setting and solving meaningful problems, using an inner drive to recombine his storehouse of experiences in new ways. In attacking his problems, he does not behave as a conformist or a follower / a second copy. Instead, he pioneers, often, sets his own specifications and is not afraid to fail frequently. Also, he is not afraid to fail frequently and is productive in the long run.

What may seem complex and indecipherable to others, a creative brain sees clearly understood. The problems that immobilize so many others are often viewed as only minor annoyances by these enlightened minds. This lack of emotional involvement in problems makes them surmount barriers that remain insurmountable to others. They have insight into themselves too and they recognize immediately what others are attempting to do to them. They can shrug off and ignore while others are angered and immobilized.

In reality or actuality the infinite TRUTH works through the creative person. Action in inaction / spontaneity is the hallmark of a creative action. One important quality of a creative mind is the ability to free oneself of the binding attachment to pleasant / unpleasant experience and situations. A creative mind dislikes & discards domination / control of any / every type and may create lot of enemies for itself because of non-relenting to unfair means. It becomes a controversial figure because it is a catalyst for social or technological / scientific change.

It is very important not to get affected / immobilized emotionally or feeling wise with win / lose situation. It presupposes living life for just living and being creatively active, alive. It is quite possible to be misunderstood as rebel and uncaring as creative person is trying to be independent and allowing others to have / choose their own independence.

It is quite possible to experience lot of trials and tribulations, failures due to condemnation, non- understanding by other fellow beings. And so, it becomes natural for him to take everything in its stride. This may result in a feeling of letdown and lowliness / down in tiredness and depth of despondency. At the same time a creative person has a fighting spirit to change the tides depending on his ability and also upon the surrounding universe / environment & prevailing conditions which may be difficult at times and has to be practiced in sincerity.

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    • Raven King profile image

      Raven King 10 years ago from Cabin Fever

      This hub also explains that mean people live on a lower level.

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      Raven King 10 years ago from Cabin Fever

      I have seen this kind of evidence in real life and it is amazing. It seems border on what seems like magic. I would recommend meditation like Zhine dream yoga. It seems to have Buddhism reguarding the reference towards detatchment with pleasure/disaggreeable situations. That can be a challenge.

      Wow, this is a great hub.

    • ColeMartin profile image

      ColeMartin 10 years ago from Orange County, CA

      Very interesting

    • C-Lee profile image

      C-Lee 10 years ago

      Manoharv2001, A truly sweeping description. What I find amazing is "the ability to free oneself of the binding attachment to pleasant / unpleasant experiences and situations".

    • Theophanes profile image

      Theophanes 10 years ago from New England

      Creativity is so hard to speculate upon... who will end up with and why. This article's a nice start on the what it is part. Keep it up.

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      Pat 10 years ago

      This is a good subject. Thank you for sharing.

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