(About a year ago I was emailed these truths about Creatives. I do not know who the original author was, but here it is!
1. Getting bored easily
It’s not that creatives can’t hold down a job. They just refuse to hold on to anything that weighs them down.
Monotony is a death sentence, and creatives would rather be broke than bored. They’d rather experience the fear and anticipation of 100 new jobs than the ache of one unchallenging career.
2. Having busy minds
When you’re all over the place, you’re less likely to get stuck in one. What others see as an inability to focus, creatives see as an ability to entertain multiple interests and passions.
They say that an intelligent person is an interested one. Creatives are the people willing to take the time to explore new cultures, places and ideas.
3. Taking too many risks
So many people are averse to any risk that they’ll remain stuck in a tired routine for years.
While these people refuse to take risks and go out on a limb, creatives are putting eggs in multiple baskets, treading that fine line and reaping the fruits of the far-out branches.
4. Letting their intuition make their decisions
What others see as sporadic and uneducated guesses, creatives see as the guiding force to every decision in their life. They have the strength to trust their gut and follow what feels right, not what looks right.
5. Making mistakes
It’s no secret that the life of the creative one is riddled with failure and mistakes. They might make hundreds of tiny mistakes in a day.
But a million tiny failures also mean a million tiny triumphs. When one thing fails, something else is born. Creatives have learned to turn their mistakes into opportunities.
6. Questioning the rules
Why take things at face value when you know everything has more than one face? Creatives dare to look beyond the rules. They don’t accept society the way it’s presented, and they refuse to do things “the right way.”
7. Being independent thinkers
When you think for yourself, you’re thought of as difficult and insubordinate. A free mind is a threatening one, and the easiest way to lock it down is to label it as wild and unreliable.
What others don’t realize, however, is that “crazy” is just a harsh word for “genius.”
8. Being viewed as eccentric
We have a weird interpretation of the word “eccentric.” People use it to be derogatory or slandering; it’s gained a a negative connotation.
But what does it really mean to be eccentric? Unconventional? Strange? Why are these words bad? What’s so wrong about being one in a million?
9. Frequently changing their minds
Creatives have an active mind, so they tend to make decisions actively. Unlike most people, they don’t remain stuck with indecision, refusing to remove forward (or backward).
They aren’t scared to make a decision for fear of it being the wrong one. They’d rather take 20 steps to the right, left, back and front just to know they’re moving at all.
10. Dreaming too much
Dreaming isn’t the antonym of success. It’s the root of it.
Dreamers are scorned for being too far away from reality to achieve anything within it. But only those who dare to leave the planet come up with real solutions for it.