In addition to the hundreds of posts on the TalentDevelop series of sites and in my Creative Mind column, plus titles by multiple authors in the articles database [see links in the menu above], here are two excerpts from my books, and a brief report.
These are all PDF files.
“Packed full of insights and resources for the creative life, this book offers new ways to thrive as a creative person. I highly recommend it as a resource for anyone who wants to understand the psychology behind our creative drive.”
– Cynthia Morris, Writing and creativity coach
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Book excerpt: Being Sensitive and Creative
Many creative people recognize they are unusually sensitive to temperature, sound, touch, color and other sensations, as well as to emotional experiences, both within themselves and in others.
Psychologists and neuroscience researchers are finding more about this trait of sensory processing sensitivity – present in at least fifteen percent of us – and are exploring how it relates to creative ability. We can learn to thrive with the personality trait, and further enhance our creative expression.
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Report: Realizing Your Talents
What does it mean to realize your talents, and how do you do it? What are some of the psychological issues that can get in the way? What are some of the personal characteristics that self-actualizing people share?
This article is at least a start toward looking at those big questions – and indicates the range of material in my Talent Development Resources series of sites.