creative mind

Psychologists have found that the creative personality contains layers of depth, complexity and contradictions.
Great artists, writers and innovators may have "messier minds."
We are not one dimensional beings -- so why do we often live our lives in this manner? It is a new year. We have new goals, new dreams, a new perspective on life. Why not conquer all of our fears and indulge in our true desires?
Do you have a vision for your life and, if so, how big is it? Can you see yourself living that life now, even if the outer manifestation of it isn't yet visible? While many say you have to see it to believe it, others are saying, you have to believe it to see it. Which are you?
Although the popular stereotype of the mad creative genius is based more on Hollywood movies than scientific research, there is indeed some evidence for the counterproductive or undesirable features associated with creativity.
Creativity is important for artists, writers and musicians, but it's also crucial for societies, businesses and individuals who need to juggle fulfillment with the demands of the rapid-change culture.
A conversation with Jungian analyst Larry Staples on the psychology of creativity, and it's shadows: sin, guilt and anxiety.