Could Getting Messy Improve Your Creativity?

Michelle McQuaid | Psychology Today

Do you wish you were more creative?  Unfortunately, researchers suggest that many of us carry shame wounds from our school experiences related to creativity that means as adults we are convinced we just don’t have the talent to be creative.  But with the growing desire in workplaces for innovation and creativity, where does this leave you if you’re convinced creativity is simply not your strength?

The good news is that researchers have found that creativity is not simply something you are born with or without.  The bad news may be that far from being the clear-cut, step-by-step process it was once thought to be, it appears that creativity—even at the genius level—is a messy business.

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