sepuluh paradoks orang kreatip

15/12/2009 at 06:08 (Uncategorized)

Dear Mr. AN our lecturer. I tried and tried to find another version of 10 paradoxes of Creative people besides Mihaly Cziszentmihalyi version, but unfortunately I cant find it -______- so i will just use them anyway, better than nothing 🙂 So here we go, i will state the paradoxes first, and will come up with the explanation and interpretation later.

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

Creative people indeed have a lot of physical energy, but this doesn’t mean that they are a hyperactive one. Creative people can work for a very long hour in a full concentration and they are quiet at work. They are focusing on their work, thinking about the creative ideas which may appear to other people as their quiet side. However this quiet side of the creative people is often found because when they are quiet, it is because they are searching for a creative idea. Creative people also like to rest, this is happened when they creative brain is not needed to work. They rest to gain more energy that is going to be used to search for another creative idea.

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

Creative people are indeed a very smart people. This can be seen by the creative idea that they generated using their creative brain. Their idea is very creative and sometimes original that show how smart they are. They can think about something creative that no ordinary people can come up with that idea. However creative people also a naïve person. Creative people sometimes show their childish side when they are talking or saying something. This can be seen by when they are explaining their creative idea, sometimes they explain it using their childish side, looks like a happy little child that has just found some new toys.

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

Creative people indeed have a playfulness attitude and carefree air. However even tough creative people seems like a people who like to play and unserious, they are actually very serious people. Creative people are very focus on their job; they can stand to work in a long time than anybody else to finish their creative work. A lot of creative and professional people like to stay till midnight or sometimes not sleep to finish their creative masterpiece. Creative people are very responsible despite their playfulness and carefree attitude that affect them.

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

Creative people have a broad mind full of imagination and fantasy. Creative people indeed need a great imagination that somehow was far beyond the current reality or presents. This imagination and fantasy is the one who will make creative people produce such a great artwork or creative masterpiece. Great artwork or masterpiece is sometimes looks abstract in our mind; however this abstract artwork or masterpiece is the key to creating such a great masterpiece. Creative people sometimes go into their imagination and fantasy to wondering and search for a creative idea, then from that imagination and fantasy they created a new reality that is different than the current reality. However, no matter how strange the artwork is, sometimes, people will recognize no matter how strange it is, this is true and this is the reality.

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

Creative people can show the extrovert and introvert sides simultaneously. Creative people sometimes like to go in the crowd, interact with other people, showing and sharing their creative idea to other people. However, there is a time when they show their introvert side. This happened when they need to search for a creative idea, they tend to be quiet and observe their surroundings to look for a creative idea. Sometimes they also be quiet and go deep down into their imagination and fantasy.

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

Creative people indeed are humble person but however they also have a pride inside themselves. They are humble because they realize that their achievement is because of a long and a hard work, also with a help of luck, which can make them become famous and outstanding than other people. Other reason is because creative people is so focus on their future project, on the next challenge that await them, the next masterpiece that is already on top of their mind and wait to be done that they don’t care about how famous and outstanding they are. However, creative people do have pride because they know that they have create such a great artwork, a masterpiece, that makes them feels pride inside their heart.

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

Creative people, both male and female can have an ability to have the strength of the gender beside their own gender. This is like the ability to be sensitive like a women, or the ability to be strong and tough like a man. Creative people also can be seen acting like the opposite gender of their own gender. There are male creative person that act somehow like a women, and also there are a women who act sometimes like a man.

8. Creative people are both rebellious and conservative.

Creative people need to be rebellious and conservative at the same time. This is because creative people need to be rebellious to generate some change that can help in regenerating some creative idea. However, creative people are also conservative, this is because creative people creating change in regard to the previous or recent culture.

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

Creative people are very passionate and focus on their work. They have a very big passion toward their work that can be seen that they wanted to stay up to late night to finish their masterpiece. However creative people are also objective regarding their work. They accept criticism and response in order to improve their masterpiece.

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

The openness and the sensitivity of creative people often make them feel suffering and pain. This is because sometimes their masterpiece that is resulting from a great deal of hard work and time invite hard criticism or bad mouth from other people. This can also because the hard work they have done that involves number of years isn’t recognized or nobody care. However there is also a great deal of enjoyment for the creative person in the process of making the masterpiece.


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