1.They Like To Surround Themselves With Beauty
to a recent psychology study, musicians of all kinds showed higher sensitivity
to musical and artistic beauty than others, which makes sense because, you
know, they’re around so much of it in general.
Always Changing Things
people are good at keeping things different. They're aware that if they remain
stagnant or focus on one thing for too long, they'll lose that creative spark
that drew them to that thing in the first place.
They Look For New Experiences
people are always looking for that new sensation or experience that can
stimulate them in a new and unique way. Getting out there, whether via
intellectually attacking something or by actually going to a new place, is a
great way to broaden your horizons.
They Tend To Observe Pretty Much Everything
any given time there are many, many things happening around us in our environment.
Those who are really creative will be the people observing all those tiny
details and putting them away for use later, regardless of how they'll be
They See Life As One Big Chance To Express Themselves
who are creative are likely to fully believe in the idea that one's life should
be viewed as one big piece of art, and will therefore be more likely to act in
ways and do things that show to the world who they are.
They Learn From Their Mistakes
makes mistakes, but the most creative people will look at their mistakes and
come away with the most to learn. They may fail again and again and again, but
they'll keep approaching whatever problem they have with a new and ingenious
approach each time.
They Make Sure To People-Watch
people are also naturally curious, so they'll spend time watching the people
around them. They'll be able to glean all sorts of interesting things, whether
it's something big like a philosophical idea or a small insight, and they'll
also appreciate the differences in every individual more.
They're Good At Making Connections
are the people who will come up with the answer that no one else could think of
or design something totally different from what everyone else is doing. When
really creative people tackle a problem, they don't think through possible
They Get Lost In The Flow Of Things
they're doing something stimulating, whether it's painting or writing or
dancing or anything else, creative people can get into the flow of things. It's
also called "being in the zone." There are those times when someone
is so invested and so focused that there's nothing beyond their immediate task.
They Daydream As A Tool
turns out that when creative people daydream, they're not just slacking off.
Instead, creative people use those daydreams as a way to grow and nurture their
ideas. By letting their mind run free, they can imagine things that they then
work to create in real life.
They Continuously Ask The Big Questions
more creative a person is, the more they also have a thirst to learn. When they
have a question they won't be afraid to ask it, and it'll usually be something
thought-provoking that leads to gained insight.
They Take Others' Perspectives
out of our own heads allows us to take positions we would otherwise be
unfamiliar with and gain a better understanding of the world. It's no surprise
that really creative people are exceptionally good at this skill.
They Work When They're The Most Productive
people are morning people, some are night owls, and some people fall someone in
between the too. Regardless of when they're at their state of highest
functioning, creative people know to use that period of time to tap into the
deepest reservoirs of their abilities.
They Build On The Obstacles With Which Life Challenges Them
one can go through life without experiencing different kinds of loss and pain.
These things are universal, but everyone responds to these hardships
differently. One look around at various pieces of art shows that the truly
creative people in the world can take that pain and anger and turn it into
something beautiful that resonates with people on a basic level.
They Always Strive To Be Mindful
and other creators of things know the value of being able to clear their minds
and focus on the task at hand, whatever it may be. Meditation and other forms
of mental control comprise the arsenal with which creative people can obtain
They Know To Take Risks
being creative in the first place involves taking risks; there's no guarantee
that the resulting product will be of quality, or even that it will be
finished. However, taking risks beyond the studio or desk will lead to more
ideas and sparks that will in turn help the creative juices in the future.
They Surround Themselves With Differently-Minded People
someone hangs out exclusively with people who think and behave similarly, a
certain malaise starts to set in. To combat such a funk and to remain fresh and
full of ideas, creative people seek out those that are different in order to be
challenged and expand their horizons.
They Make Time To Be Alone
the same time, creative people know when they need to be alone and let the dust
settle, so to speak. Being alone allows for the mind to wander without
distraction, as well as giving the individual time to get down to work.
They Chase What They're Passionate About
creative people find something they're truly passionate about, that passion
tends to be from an internal force, not something external. They're about that
thing for that thing itself, not for fame or money.