7 Things That Only Highly Creative People Understand

7 Things That Only Highly Creative People Understand

Last update: 06 September, 2017

Do you consider yourself to be a highly creative person, and do you feel strange because of it? Don’t worry, it’s normal. Neuroscience confirms that highly creative people think and act differently because our brains are wired in a unique way.

But we won’t fool ourselves – creativity is a wonderful gift in many ways, but it can also be a problem when it comes to relating to others. As a highly creative person, you might experience tense situations that make you feel strange, like you’re a completely different being in your own little world.

How good it would be if the people who tried to change us made an effort to understand us, don’t you think?

For those who don’t understand the way we see things, try to look at us with different eyes. If you’re a highly creative mind that wants to feel more understood, continue reading.

Features that define highly creative people

Creative people view the world through a unique lens. Although we’re very different from each other, we do share certain features and behaviors in common, including the following:

We’re curious and our minds never stop

Our minds feed on curiosity, which gives us constant inspiration. This insatiable curiosity seeks to find the next great idea for something new or to improve what we already know. Our minds never stop, regardless of what we’re doing. But that doesn’t prevent us from daydreaming or making new plans.

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We have trouble following the rules

Rules are a huge bump in the road for highly creative minds, which need to manage their own time and control their own work. This means that highly creative people never stop challenging the status quo and asking why we have to be subjected to norms that limit our aspirations. Rebellion is a common feature of highly creative people, since that’s how we redefine our own lives.

We need to be alone from time to time

Highly creative people need to enjoy their own solitude and be alone with their thoughts. That’s how we recharge and reflect on our lives and decisions.

Introspection also helps us do better work, solve problems, and develop greater ideas. Solitude and silence feed our creative souls.

We seek passion over money

Highly creative people listen to our hearts and follow our passions, despite what other people say and think. Most people don’t understand that to us, passion is more important than money. We don’t conform to jobs that don’t feed our creative souls, not even if they pay well. That’s not enough for us. That’s why we come off as irresponsible.

People don’t understand that not wanting to be chained to what we “should” do doesn’t make us naive or immature, it makes us brave.

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Our moods are unstable

Creative people have a dark side, since our moods can change easily. It all depends on what’s going on inside our restless minds. Creativity gives us sensitive hearts. This high sensitivity allows us to create amazing things, but it’s also a big source of suffering.

We’re intuitive and bold, and we love to take risks

Creative people act instinctively because we’re very intuitive. This is why we like to take risks, experiment with new things, and meet new people so much.

Risks are full of new opportunities for us. They open the door to new ideas and possibilities. The opportunity to learn and gain something outweighs the risks, which aren’t as obvious to us as they are to others.

“Creativity isn’t a talent, it’s a way of operating.”

-John Cleese-

We create our own opportunities

For highly creative people, there’s no place for waiting or routine. If we don’t have what we want, we look for it, even if it means losing sleep, relinquishing time spent with loved ones, or even putting our obligations on the back burner. We’re non-conformists and we’re always searching for new sensations and experiences to keep our minds fresh.

This text is provided for informational purposes only and does not replace consultation with a professional. If in doubt, consult your specialist.