Sunday, May 18, 2014

18 Things Creative People Do Differently

Creative people are different. That’s it. There’s something charming and irresistible about them, somehow they manage to see the world from another perspective, and the things they do, the decisions they make are just different than what the rest of the people would usually do.
But what really makes creative people stand out from the crowd, and what are the struggles they face everyday?
The following list is dedicated to all the creative people out there, and everyone else ...  because in the end, we are all creative in our very unique way.

 18 Things Creative People Do Differently Than the Rest

1. They get inspired at the least expected moment.
They can’t decide when the next big idea will come. It just will, in the least expected way, at the least expected moment.
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2.  They daydream.  A lot.
They can fly away with their mind at any given moment during a conversation.  Don’t get mad at them, it’s just the way they are.

3.  They get easily bored.
They need to stay stimulated in order to stay active. They won’t focus on something they don’t like.  Call them ADHD or whatever you like, this is just part of their genius.

4.  They watch the world with the eyes of a child.
There’s a part of them that never grows up, and maybe this is the real secret, observing the world with the eyes of a child.

5.  They will fail, and you can be sure they will try again.
Life it’s not always easy for a creative, especially for the professional ones.  They will fail one thousand time in their life, then they will rise and succeed, only to fail again.  Every creative, even the most successful one, has failed and has been rejected one million times.  But they finally did it.

6.  They are told to get a real job.
It’s not easy to be accepted as a creative, especially when your loved ones expect something different from you.  Real creatives will follow their dreams.

7. They will follow their heart, even if often their mind thinks otherwise.
It’s said that creative people are more likely to worry less about problems and take more risks.  This can brings to a thousand fails, but a million satisfactions.

8.  They get lost in time.
When they are creating they get lost in time and space, they can forget to eat, to drink and even to sleep.  When words, colors or ideas start to flow out of their mind there’s nothing else that really matters to them.

9.  Where most people see a difficulty, they see an opportunity
They can see the bright side of things, and brilliantly come out of troubles in unusual ways.

10.   They fall in love with their pieces of work, and hate them the day after.
This is still a mystery, but there is some kind of process that makes them extremely fickle about their creations.

11.   They hate what they’ve just created, but will totally love it 12 hours later.
Yep,  this can happen too.

12.   They are always looking for new ways to express themselves.
Both if you do it as a job or you are just a creative person, you know there isn’t just one way to express creativity.  If you are a photographer you’ll probably love to create in so many other ways.  The same applies to painters, art directors, writers and every creative person in general.

13.   They don’t like boundaries.
Rules and boundaries are not for them.  Many popular creatives in history have even been labeled as rebels.

14.  They always make make new experiences.
As we said before, they need to be stimulated to stay creative.  Is there a better way to escape from routine by trying something you never did before?

15.  They do it all over again.
No matter how far they’ve come with their last creation.  If at a given point they don’t like it, they won’t think twice and will trash it just to start all over again.  And again.  And again.

16.  They love.
They love.  Everything.  They love life, they love people, they love emotions, they love animals, they love beauty.  They can stay in silence watching the most beautiful sunset they’ve ever seen, or be excited for the next big art exhibit in town.
No matter what, their love for life is contagious, and if you have some friends like this, stick with them.  They will make your life a little more beautiful.

17.  They often don’t like numbers.
They are brilliant and can really amaze you at times, but try to let them do the math and you will be surprised by how much they dislike numbers.

18.   Creatives are unique and full of wonder.  
Appreciate them for everything they have and give.


Thank you to for the inspiration and creativity!

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