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Archives for June, 2014

Consciousness

Can People With ADHD Be More Creative?

A number of psychologists note that many personality traits connected with ADD and ADHD are also associated with highly creative people.

This is a topic I have addressed in previous Creative Mind posts, but here are some new perspectives, inspired by a documentary by Lisa Ling who was diagnosed with ADD during the course of her research for the project.

She commented, “As a journalist, when I’m immersed in a story, then I...
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Consciousness

Heidi Grant Halvorson on Creative Success

One of the themes of creativity research, and many psychologists and creativity coaches, is how crucial beliefs and attitudes are in developing our creative abilities.

Psychologist Heidi Grant Halvorson talks in the audio clip below about the prevalent idea of 'genius' for whether someone can be creative - or even aspire to be.

She also writes about focus and creating, and that "to be a successful creative, you need to not only be a...
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Creative Thinking

Misfits and Innovators

“It’s better to be a pirate than to join the navy.” Steve Jobs
According to some writers and research, some of the "big names" of creativity and innovation share personal qualities with various sorts of "misfits."

In her Forbes magazine article, writer Erica Swallow refers to the book “The Innovator’s DNA” which lists several “disruptive innovators” including a number of creative and...
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