In his book “The Hypomanic Edge : The Link Between (A Little) Craziness and (A Lot of) Success in America,” John D. Gartner, Ph.D. provides a list of characteristics that probably applies to many in the huge community of creative minds in entertainment fields:
“Filled with energy… flooded with ideas… driven, restless, and unable to keep still… often works on little sleep… feels brilliant, special, chosen, perhaps even destined to change the world… can be euphoric… becomes easily irritated by minor obstacles… is a risk taker…”
A former entertainment lawyer, Terri Cheney suffered for years from bipolar disorder, and has commented, “Hollywood is an industry of extremes. It is feast or famine, euphoria or despair. Everything has got to be faster, bigger, more, and right now! In a way, you need to be manic to survive.”
Continued in post: A Great Time and Place to be Bipolar?
Article publié pour la première fois le 20/05/2015