the 10 creativity paradoxes

December 14, 2009

As Mihaly stated, there are 10 paradoxes which every creative people have, and I do also leave my comment to each number of those paradoxes.

1. Creative people have a great deal of physical energy, but they’re also often quiet and at rest.
I agree that creative people have a great deal of physical energy, since they are a very passionate on doing what they will achieve. On doing their work, or maybe when they concentrate at something, they become quieter. Not because they’re arrogant or something

2. Creative people tend to be smart yet naive at the same time.
In my opinion, creative people is definitely a smart people, they think, they innovate, they achieve something. Their naiveness is just another appearance of them who are concentrate and focus on what they do at that time. People who don’t know can just judge them and say that they are naive.

3. Creative people combine playfulness and discipline, or responsibility and irresponsibility.
Creative people is not combine playfulness with discipline, they just can adjust in any situation. The definitely can placed themselves properly in any situation. This makes people judge that creative people combine playfulness and discipline, or responsibility and irresponsibility.

4. Creative people alternate between imagination and fantasy, and a rooted sense of reality.
I agree with this opinion. Creative people can know on how and when they should alternate their thoughts between the imaginary and the reality.

5. Creative people trend to be both extroverted and introverted.
As I state above, creative people can be white, can be, blue, can be orange, can be black, based on the condition. People can’t just judge that they tend to be both extroverted and introverted. In fact, not only creative people, common people also can be both extroverted and introverted.

6. Creative people are humble and proud at the same time.
I agree with this statement, creative people can be proud with they humbleness as their outer appearance.

7. Creative people, to an extent, escape rigid gender role stereotyping.
Since creative people can bear with many abnormal issue and they tend to think outside the box, their openness often leads them to escape a rigid gender role stereotyping, also other sensitive issue or taboo matter, creative people could bear with that.

8. Creative people are both rebellious and conservative.
Creative people, definitely have a rebellious way of thinking, but they may be conservative on the outer side or in their daily life.

9. Most creative people are very passionate about their work, yet they can be extremely objective about it as well.
It is true that creative people are very passionate about their work and people who loves their work so much can be very subjective about it. Differenct with creative people, as they are usually think about many things outside the box and rebellious, that way of thinking leads them to the objective view of their own matters, in this case, their work.

10. Creative people’s openness and sensitivity often exposes them to suffering and pain, yet also to a great deal of enjoyment.
Openness and sensitivity is may leads to suffering and pain, also leads to a great deal of enjoyment, indeed. creative people can control their emotions by sharing their thoughts, channeling it to the masterpiece of work that unbelievably priceless, related to their emotions.

cheers! 🙂

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