1. Creative people trend to be both extroverted and introverted

    We’re usually one or the other, either preferring to be in the thick of crowds or sitting on the sidelines and observing the passing show. 

    In fact, in current psychological research, extroversion and introversion are considered the most stable personality traits that differentiate people from each other and that can be reliably measured. 

    Creative individuals, on the other hand, seem to exhibit both traits simultaneously.

    Creative individuals are remarkable for their ability to adapt to almost any situation and to make do with whatever is at hand to reach their goals.

    They show tendencies of thought and action that in most people are segregated. They contain contradictory extremes; instead of being an “individual,” each of them is a “multitude.”

    from book: Creativity: Flow and the Psychology of Discovery and Invention (Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi)

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