Creativity is not something you are born with or not born with … it is a skill that can be enhanced over time and with practice. While it is true that there are people who are more likely than others to be creative, even if you think you have no creativity at all … if you enhance it, you would be surprised by the results. If you want to know whether or not you are a person with this ability … do not miss what are the characteristics of adult creative people.

Creativity allows us to stretch our minds, do new and exciting things, and engage in a way that takes us one step closer to reaching our full potential. Discover the characteristics and abilities of creative people!

Energetic but focused

Creative people have a great deal of energy, both physical and mental. They may spend hours working on just one thing that gets their attention, but they seem to be excited all the time . This does not mean that creative people are hyperactive or manic. They are imaginative and curious and spend a lot of time quietly resting, thinking, and reflecting on the things that interest them.

Smart but naive

Creative people tend to be smart , but having a very high IQ doesn’t necessarily correlate with higher levels of creative achievement; personality traits are also important. In Lewis Terman’s famous longitudinal study of gifted children, for example, it was shown that children with high IQs did better in life overall, but those with very high IQs were not creative geniuses. 

Very few of those involved in the study demonstrated high levels of artistic achievement later in life. Having above-average intelligence could contribute to creativity, but having an IQ above 120 does not necessarily lead to greater creativity. Creativity involves a certain amount of wisdom and childishness. Creative people are smart, but they can maintain their sense of wonder, curiosity, and ability to look at the world with the eyes of a child.

They like to have fun but are also disciplined

A playful attitude is one of the characteristics of creativity, but this joy and enthusiasm is also reflected in an important paradoxical trait: perseverance. When working on a project, creative people tend to show determination and perseverance. They will work for hours on something until they are satisfied with the result.

They are dreamers but also realistic

Creative people like to daydream and imagine the possibilities and wonders of the world. They can immerse themselves in imagination and fantasy, but remain in reality. They are often described as dreamers, but that doesn’t mean they live with their heads in the clouds. Creative types, ranging from scientists to artists to musicians, can find imaginative solutions to real-world problems.

They are extroverted and introverted at the same time

Creativity requires combining both personality types. Creative people tend to exhibit characteristics of introversion and extroversion at the same time.

They are both gregarious and reticent, sociable and calm. Interacting with others can generate ideas and inspiration, and retiring to a quiet place allows creative people to fully explore these sources of creativity.

Proud of their work but humble and modest

Highly creative people tend to be proud of their accomplishments and accomplishments, but they are also aware of their place in the world. They have tremendous respect for others who work in their field and the influence that previous innovations have had on their work. They can see that their work is often remarkable compared to others, but it is not something they focus on.

They are happy with what they do

The best of all in terms of the characteristics of creative people , is that they are people who not only feel great satisfaction for their achievements, but are also able to enjoy the journey to achieve it. If they make mistakes they learn from their mistakes, if they find bumps in the road they look for alternatives to be able to continue walking or they look for an alternative path.

This for them is happiness. Because what matters and they know this is to enjoy what they do and creativity allows them to do so in any area of ​​their lives.

Elle Mcdonald

I am Elle Mcdonald Specializations in Psychology . Graduated in psychology from the University of Tennessee in 2000. Diploma of Advanced Studies in the Department of Personality, Evaluation and psychological treatments with excellent results.

First Level of Master in Clinical Psychology at the Center for Behavioral Therapists (recognized with a scientific-professional nature by the College of Psychologists)

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