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Offline Riney

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The Surprising Thing That Makes People Creative
« on: April 23, 2013, 19:55:50 PM »
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The Surprising Thing That Makes People Creative

Chad Brooks, BusinessNewsDaily
Date: 23 April 2013 Time: 11:09 AM ET

The crankiest employee in the office might also be the most creative, new research shows.

A study in the current issue of the Academy of Management Journal discovered that negative feelings and thoughts can contribute significantly to employee creativity. Specifically, researchers found that creativity is at its highest when it is preceded by a spell of negative thinking.

The study's authors, Ronald Bledow of Ghent University in Belgium and Kathrin Rosing and Michael Frese of Leuphana University in Germany, concluded that negative thinking draws attention to problems and signals that effort needs to be invested in order to solve those problems. The negative thinking not only helps foster a more detailed and objective understanding of the situation, but it can also lay the basis — once the negative thoughts dissipate — to breakthrough ideas.

the link: http://www.livescience.com/28957-negativity-creativity.html
"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage" Anais Nin .. and yet we must arm ourselves with fear

Offline Riney

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Re: The Surprising Thing That Makes People Creative
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2013, 20:02:06 PM »
   ....even further I would think, is that once you have had negative feelings due to probably being faced with some impossible task, then you would be called upon to get as creative as you can to get the job done!

also and interesting comment about this article: moby ‏@thelittleidiot
this explains a lot..The Surprising Thing That Makes People Creative

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"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage" Anais Nin .. and yet we must arm ourselves with fear

Offline Guy Thorium Green

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Re: The Surprising Thing That Makes People Creative
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2013, 02:53:01 AM »
This makes a lot of sense to me ,,, it explains why some artists do their best work when depressed .