Creativity articles

27 05, 2022

Are you born creative? Is creativity genetic? The nature vs nurture debate

By |2022-05-31T15:38:25+02:00May 27th, 2022|Creativity|0 Comments

Are some people born creative? Or to say it another way, are some people born not creative? I hear this myth all the time. That someone thinks that they are not creative because they see other people who have more talent or skill than they do, and by comparing themselves to these "geniuses", they believe they [...]

18 05, 2022

Spontaneous movements may kickstart your creativity

By |2022-05-18T17:09:03+02:00May 18th, 2022|Creativity|0 Comments

There is evidence to show that walking is a great way to encourage creative thought. Now, hot off the presses, we might soon learn that any type of random body movement might have the same effect. I recently interviewed Prof Angus Fletcher, whose team is studying how narrative creativity is built in the brain, for [...]

13 05, 2022

Copy, transform, combine

By |2022-05-13T21:11:41+02:00May 13th, 2022|Creativity|0 Comments

When people first start developing their creative skills for the first time, they often go through a similar sequence of learning and trying new things. They take something they already know and like, such as a drawing or song produced by a famous artist, and then: Copy it, until they can reproduce or perform it [...]

10 05, 2022

Don’t worry what other people are thinking of you

By |2022-05-10T19:18:08+02:00May 10th, 2022|Creativity|0 Comments

They aren't. People think that any small mistake or embarrassment is going to be noticed and judged by everyone around them. Yet in reality this is not what happens. Even if you do something embarrassing, like falling over, forgetting a word while speaking, spilling coffee on your shirt or snorting while you laugh, and you [...]

9 05, 2022

How much luck do you need to be creative?

By |2022-05-09T20:54:34+02:00May 9th, 2022|Creativity|0 Comments

What makes successful people succeed? A number of factors they come up with if you ask them may include: Hard work Grit and being willing to keep going through challenging times Having the resources to develop what you are thinking of Focusing on quality, delighting the customer, being the best A supportive network around you [...]

3 05, 2022

Are you “Right brained” or “Left brained” (neither: it’s a myth)

By |2022-05-04T15:29:41+02:00May 3rd, 2022|Creativity|0 Comments

If there is one myth about creativity that I wish would just stop, it is that some people are "right brained" and creative, whereas others are "left brained" and analytical. This lie has caused millions of people to doubt their own creative ability, or for people to consider themselves more creative than other people they [...]

29 04, 2022

Collaborating over videoconference makes you both less creative

By |2022-04-29T16:51:19+02:00April 29th, 2022|Creativity|0 Comments

Researchers have found that Zoom, Teams and other videoconference tools can stifle creativity. According to a new research study just published in Nature, collaborating with someone using screens instead of sitting face to face resulted in both participants being less creative. This was from a field and laboratory study looking at the creative performance of [...]

27 04, 2022

When creativity feels rewarding: intrinsic and extrinsic motivation

By |2022-04-27T17:54:53+02:00April 27th, 2022|Creativity|0 Comments

The most successful creative people are the ones who put in the time and effort. They have the grit to work and practice for years, in order to build up the skills to produce highly creative work. However, investing this amount of time and effort over many years requires the motivation to keep going. The [...]

26 04, 2022

Your brain on autopilot

By |2022-04-26T17:36:44+02:00April 26th, 2022|Creativity|0 Comments

Have you ever caught yourself daydreaming while still doing an activity, only to then realise you don't remember anything that happened for a while. A classic example is that people have no idea what happened while they were travelling or commuting. You arrive at your destination and then realise you have no idea what was [...]