10 paradoxes

1. Creative people have a great deal of physical energy, but they’re also often quiet and at rest.

Creative people can control their energy, they are not hyperactive but not also quiet. They knew when to focus on things and when to relax. It is learned not something that is born with. Creative people is at self peacefulness and can spill their ideas whenever they can.  That is why they are in control.

2. Creative people tend to be smart yet naive at the same time.

People who make creative contribution might be considered smart but intelligence was never a factor to be creative. Some people with high IQ might get complacent so they eventually lose the curiosity essential to achieve creative stuff.

3. Creative people combine playfulness and discipline, or responsibility and irresponsibility.

One great combination that can make creativity, No question about it. Being playful makes us fun to think something instead of being stressed about it. Being discipline is one thing that we must have to overcome obstacles and to complete our thinking. While responsibility and irresponsibility, well according to David Riesman people always wanted to be both responsible and irresponsible at the same time. So i guess that is true because i feel the same

4. Creative people alternate between imagination and fantasy, and a rooted sense of reality.

Being creative sometimes pushing you to the limit and came up with things that is hard to define. if an idea came up but it is impossible for us to make it happen than is it called a mere imagination? or a fantasy? Well sometimes reality is just to hard for us to deal with, so instead we create a fantasy in a real world as our basis for creating ideas.

5. Creative people trend to be both extroverted and introverted.

I guess being both extroverted and introverted is not hard. It depends on the crowd itself. When we are gathering with people who we are already knew than it would be easy to be extrovert. On the other hand, when we are facing a totally different crowd than automatically we would be introvert. However it always important to communicate people and share ideas.

6. Creative people are humble and proud at the same time.

Creative people are humble about their results of work but very proud of their knowledge. Clearly when compared to other people then we could see that their knowledge provide a sense of securities, a sense of self assurance, which give them pride. it is normal because to get that knowledge is not easy and requires a lot of sacrifies.

7. Creative people, to an extent, escape rigid gender role stereotyping.

Creative people are not limited by their gender, the concept itself is called psychological androgyny. Creative people are more likely to have not only the strength of their own gender but those of the other one too.

8. Creative people are both rebellious and conservative.

We need both to be creative because we need to be conservative or traditionalist to learn rules and understanding the importance of it. But the motivation to take risk and break the safery of traditional traits is also necessary. We might never improve our way of thinking if we “play it safe” all the time.

9. Most creative people are very passionate about their work, yet they can be extremely objective about it as well.

Without passion, we will lose interest regarding our work. However,without being objective about it is making our work not very good and lacks credibility. There should be a balance between these two extreme alterations in order to achieve the perfect condition. Once a stabilization is achieved we can find what others don’t in doing our work.

10. Creative people’s openness and sensitivity often exposes them to suffering and pain, yet also to a great deal of enjoyment.

Being open makes us exposed and vulnerable, it will invite critism and vicious attacks. So suffering and pain will be easy to understand. However it is also an act of enjoyment, where all the pain and suffering is also the meaning of people’s attention towars our open minded creative ideas.  These pain and suffering is actually quite rewarding to keep our creative mind flowing. The real pain is when we stop giving creative idea, then it must’ve mean we are no longer creative people,


~ by iman021 on thUTCp31UTC12bUTCMon, 15 Dec 2008 15:38:46 +0000 25, 2008.

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