Archives for Sensitivity

Anxiety

Living With A Racing Creative Mind


Stephen King has published some 54 novels and six non-fiction books, and has written nearly 200 short stories.

Even if you are not that prolific, you may still experience the intense imagination and racing mind that so many creative people live with.

An article by journalist David Ulin about King notes "In 1988, he astonished even himself by publishing five It's a daunting degree of prolificacy, but through it...
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Anxiety

Performers and Depression

“I know what it’s like to feel depressed." Lady Gaga
Many creative people experience mental health challenges like anxiety and depression, often starting early in life. A number of them are actors, musicians and other performers.

Are there personality traits or aspects of the entertainment business that may encourage emotional problems for performers?

Most of you reading this are probably not actors or other performers, but the perspectives and insights of these talented artists can...
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Creative Thinking

Being Sensitive But Rocking The Boat


Being creative is not some kind of personality trait; you need to have more than just creative ideas or innovative possibilities, you need to actually do something in the world: record that song, write a book or article, put together a smart phone app.

As author and entrepreneur Seth Godin says, “What you do for a living is not be creative, what you...
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Personality

The Highly Sensitive Creative Person


Are creative people more likely to be highly sensitive?

Writer Carolyn Gregoire in an article on the topic thinks one reason highly sensitive people may be so creative is an unusual depth of feeling - part of the personality trait of high sensitivity that psychologists and many creative people find supports creative exploration and expression.

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Consciousness

Deal With Energy Vampires To Be More Creative

"Energy is the key to creativity. Energy is the key to life." William Shatner
We need more than ideas to be creative, we need passion and energy. Being productive in most creative ventures takes ongoing motivation and resolve.

Some situations and people fuel our emotional energy, and some suck it away. How can we deal with that kind of energy drain?

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