Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi is, as always, quoted:
...creative people "show tendencies of thought and action that in most people are segregated. They contain contradictory extremes; instead of being an "individual," each of them is a "multitude."
More from the article:
Introversion / Extroversion
- All participants showed interest in physical activities but also reported requiring "alone time."
- Most participants reported "overthinking everything" and being hypercritical, exhibiting critical attention to detail and a careful method of planning everything.
Openness / Sensitivity
- The musicians in Grimes's sample reported being in the zone onstage, and being able to "tune out" external stimuli unrelated to the task. At the same time, Grimes found a lot of the musicians reported a heightened sensitivity to their surroundings and their experience of sound, lighting, scents, etc.
- All of the musicians reported some degree of unusual perceptions, especially relating to high sensory sensitivity.
I don't want to quote too widely, but it is a good introduction to the subject.
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