10 Paradox Characteristics of Creative People

Another ten things, but this time is about the characteristics of creative people. This post is a task that given from my lecturer, Mr Agus Nggermanto. Based on the post that he made, there are ten paradox characteristics that tend to be a characteristics of creative people. That post was based on Mihaly opinions. Those ten paradox characteristics are:


1. Creative people have a great deal of physical energy, but they’re also often quiet and at rest.

Creative people have a great deal of physical energy because they are easily get interested in something new. And, that feeling makes the creative people have limitless amount energy. But, they often to be quiet because they enjoyed with that situation. The silent situation maybe makes them feels more comfortable to think about something creative, and then be active again when they have something creative.


2. Creative people tend to be smart yet naive at the same time.

Yes it is. They are very smart, I mean not just smart like an engineer, scientist, etc. They can predict what will happen and how to avoid or to handle it. Thats why almost al creative people are smart but not all smart people creative. But, in the same time they also can be naive. They can be looked naive because most of creative peoples are self centered and known as the hard headed one.


3. Creative people combine playfulness and discipline, or responsibility and irresponsibility.

This is the characteristic that i really like from creative people. Creative people can mixed everything, even the most impossible one. Like being very playfulness and discipline at same time. I think they can be very playful, but they also discipline in their own world. They have a unique wold that have no limit. So, the can be discipline in their limitless world.


4. Creative people alternate between imagination and fantasy, and a rooted sense of reality.

This characteristic is the one that makes creative people different with other. They often to dream in their wildest fantasy. And they cannot be stop when they imagine something. Usually, it is very hard to implemented  a creative thoughts from creative peoples. But that is the challenge that must be accepted.


5. Creative people trend to be both extroverted and introverted.

Extrovert means they can open their self to other, while they also can close it anytime they want, or should I say be an introvert. Only a creative peoples can do this. They know when is the time to open their self to others and know when to close their self to others. That’s why creative people can be introvert and extrovert at same time, because they just can manage it.


6. Creative people are humble and proud at the same time.

This is very clear. They are very proud with their self. But, they aren’t underestimate others and keep humble with everyone. This is the characteristic that makes creative people loved by others while they also can be hated by others. 


7. Creative people, to an extent, escape rigid gender role stereotyping.

Yeah, this is the good characteristic. Creative people doesn’t care about gender issue. They just care about their minds and thoughts. As long they can work together, it will be no problem to creative people.


8. Creative people are both rebellious and conservative.

Like the other paradox characteristics, this characteristics also makes surprise me. Hehe.. Creative people also has a conservative side. But, whatever they do, they will be marked as a rebellious. Even they doing something common, like doing a presentation, talking, etc. That just a common activities, isn’t it? They are conservative, but what’s makes them different is the way they do something. They doing something conservative by creative. 


9. Most creative people are very passionate about their work, yet they can be extremely objective about it as well.

If creative people work on something,we can see that they will put all of their effort in order to make their work great. They are very passionate with their work, but they are still objective about their work. Maybe this is related to their types of thinking, which is always think outside of the box. By thinking outside the box, they can be very objective with their own work. It is because they don’t feel intimated if they works are failed. They don’t feel intimated because they always think outside the box that lead them to limitless possibilities to fix their work if it failed.


10. Creative people’s openness and sensitivity often exposes them to suffering and pain, yet also to a great deal of enjoyment.

Hmmm.. It is hard to understand. But, I think I still agree about the statement. Their openness and sensitivity can makes them feels anything. Either it is makes them suffering or enjoy. Maybe at first they will feel suffering when they just open their self to others, and don’t get any reply from the others. But, they can feel a lot of enjoyment when the others already reply your openness and your sensitivity.


Okay, that was my opinion. Maybe this is the last post that given from my lecturer, Mr Agus Nggermanto. I thanked him very much with his guidance in this semester. With his guidance, I hope I will be more creative and innovative to keep moving forward.


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