I recently came across an article about the 13 (or 17 or 15 or whatever) traits of highly creative people. I read through it and was like, Oh wow, I’m a highly creative person. I like to people watch and I have a knack for shaking things up and I’m religious about my recharge time. Go me.
But then I thought of all the people I know, and they were all highly creative, too.
So I flipped it around (because I’m a highly creative person) and asked, “Who do I know who’s not creative?”
I couldn’t come up with a single name! I mean, sure, there are people who have been dulled by screens, systems, and lack of opportunities. But that’s not the case with most people I know.
Which led me wonder, isn’t creativity simply part of the human condition? Is there anything even very special about it?
P.S. Here’s the article! And it’s 18 traits, my bad.