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Creative People : A Complex Personality Part of webinar: Creative People: Personality and Mental Health

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Personality • High Sensitivity • Self concept / esteem ... Mental Health • Anxiety • Depression • Trauma

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Presenter: Douglas Eby M.A. / Psychology

Creator of the Talent Development Resources series of sites

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The Talent Development Resources series of sites talentdevelop.com The Creative Mind Highly Sensitive High Ability The Inner Writer The Inner Actor Depression and Creativity and more sites

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Some topics from my various sites and my book : "Developing Multiple Talents The personal side of creative expression"

Intelligence Obsession - Perseverance Identity - Self Esteem Eccentricity Integrity Autonomy High Sensitivity Intensity Sexuality Awareness - Thinking Intuition Maturity

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Happiness - Mood Inspiration - Passion Courage - Fear - Anxiety Environment Relationships / Connections Addiction Censorship Perfectionism - Criticism Pressure to Perform Schooling Work - Career Healing Meaning Visualization Intention Balance


Creativity researcher Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi Book: "Creativity: Flow and the Psychology of Discovery and Invention"

"If there is one word that makes creative people different from others, it is the word complexity."

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Writer Juliet Bruce, PhD summarizes his article "The Creative Personality: Ten paradoxical traits of the creative personality": A great deal of physical energy alternating with a great need for quiet and rest. Highly sexual, yet often celibate, especially when working. Smart and na誰ve at the same time. A mix of wisdom and childishness.

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Convergent (rational, left brain, sound judgment) and divergent (intuitive, right brain, visionary) thinking‌ Both extroverted and introverted, needing people and solitude equally. Humble and proud, both painfully self-doubting and wildly self-confident. May defy gender stereotypes, and are likely to have not only the strengths of their own gender but those of the other as well.

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For more about the above article (and link to it), see my post The Complex Personality of Creative People

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Creative People: Personality and Mental Health See related videos, articles and more at the TalentDevelop page for this presentation

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Creative People: A Complex Personality