10 paradox and my says

1. Creative people have a great deal of physical energy, but they’re also often quiet and at rest.

In my opinion, this is not a must for being a creative person. The way people make creativity is different. People some times make some creative ideas by talking. There are people that can “think” by keep talking. But there are people don’t. In logical, by making physical energy efficient, brain can do more jobs to make creative ideas.

2. Creative people tend to be smart yet naive at the same time.

not really, but sometimes it happens.

3. Creative people combine playfulness and discipline, or responsibility and irresponsibility.

Creative people tend to do this thing, but it depends on their own “area”. For example, creative people like musician, Noel Gallagher. He is discipline and responsibility in making creative music. He also enjoys making that. But when in the real life, he tends not to be discipline. He often makes controversial comments in other musician. This prove that creative person tends to do this

4. Creative people alternate between imagination and fantasy, and a rooted sense of reality.

every people need imagination and fantasy in the world. even more, creative people has better fantasy and yet trying hard to realize in the real world

5. Creative people trend to be both extroverted and introverted.

This is interesting, because I already experience this. And for me, this is natural, daily life tend make people extrovert because living reason or other reasons. But when they are focus for some problem or making some creativity, people tend to be more introvert, because they like to be more focus when alone.

6. Creative people are humble and proud at the same time.

Base on my experience, creative people are proud of their creativity. But the way of showing of the proud is different. There several creative people that arrogant when showing the proudest. For example, is ahmad dani. So this is thing can not be a stereotype for creative person.

7. Creative people, to an extent, escape rigid gender role stereotyping.

yeah, creative has no limit, even a gender for the role stereotype.

8. Creative people are both rebellious and conservative.

Yup, I’m totally agreed with this. Breaking the rules, making controversial action is common for creative person, but not a criminal action.

9. Most creative people are very passionate about their work, yet they can be extremely objective about it as well.

Yup, I also agree with this, every person has different interest, when people have work that match to their interest, they will very passionate to do that. But this not only for the creative person, common people will also do this.

10. Creative people’s openness and sensitivity often exposes them to suffering and pain, yet also to a great deal of enjoyment.

Every people also will do this, their openness make people know about everything. And sometimes this made they are in pain.

From Creativity: The Work and Lives of 91 Eminent People, by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, published by HarperCollins, 1996.

i just want to say last point. MIhaly Csikszentmihalyi may has the research. but this research can not be a guide to judge a creative person, because for me, creative can not be like this, we can develop and for sure, creativity has no limit


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