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Creative Cheating?

creative cheatingDrs. Francesca Gino and Dan Ariely (the latter is an author of several fascinating social psychology books) recently published a highly creative article on the potential dark side of creativity.

4 thoughts on “Creative Cheating?

  • November 30, 2011 at 7:13 pm

    I realize that this study states that creative minds are more LIKELY to cheat then others less creative,but some people might use this as a rational to group ALL creative types in one catagory. Personally,I think that this is an example of creative Narcissism,not creativity by itself,mabe a combination of the two. Not ALL creative people are Narcissists,and I should know,being a creative type myself. I’ll follow my ethics and what I know is the right,empathetic thing to do,sometimes it doesn’t make me “happy” always,but at the risk of seriously damaging a person’s trust and possible mental health are a good reason to try to find happiness in other places,more agreeable for both you,and the people you love.

    • December 1, 2011 at 10:45 am

      @Celeste: I hope I qualified what I said about that article so as not to suggest that everyone who is creative cheats! If not, thanks for the additional clarification.

  • December 1, 2011 at 1:20 pm

    I think this researcher does suggest this is so, even if you do not yourself. As an artis, I think its pure bull. On the contray I find among myself and among artist friends, they are less dishonest than others because their work reguires a high degree of personal honesty. Quite frankly, I find much “research” these days suspect and very highly biased to the benefit of the paymaster. ie, If artists are making political and social critisism, drag out research you you paid to suggest they are dishonest. Lets not forget who the REAL liars are. bankers, corperate elite and politicians!

    • December 1, 2011 at 2:03 pm

      @Stephanie: That’s why research must be read carefully and readers must insure that its findings are adequately qualified. Thanks for your opinion.


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