Being creative is defined as being able to make connections between related ideas. Although sadly, not all of us are creative, people who are share some common traits. These traits may not be deemed as ones for creative people because most of them are characteristics of the loners in the society.
You may not know if you are creative or not, and that’s totally okay because we can help you discover if you are or not. and even if you don’t tick every box on the list, just know that everyone is born with some level of creativity and like everything else, creativity can be developed. Below are the signs that you are a creative person.
1. You Daydream A Lot
Daydreaming is often seen as a waste of time because you just sit there, staring into space and in your own head. Although society may not seem it as a creative quality, it often is. Daydreams help us set new goals, want to lead a better life and just be happy.
Although it’s a fantasy, it can end up making you more productive. When you are daydreaming, you tend to let your mind wander and when that happens, you start making connections between things that are unrelated. You start having ideas you would otherwise not have had if you were not daydreaming.
These new ideas can become valuable if you use them to your advantage and never let an idea slip your mind. People who are creative see opportunity in these new ideas while other people don’t, and that’s what makes you unique among everyone.
Most people see ideas they get when daydreaming as insignificant but those who know what being a creative is, know that it’s these ideas that must be cherished because they are often unique and have never been implemented before.
2. You Are Observant And Keep A Notebook
You have realized that your mind is for thinking and not for storing, so you don’t trust it to store all your new ideas. This is the reason you carry a notebook everywhere. You observe your surroundings; from watching people and how they behave to how they react to their situations.
These observations spark new thoughts and you record the most important ones in your notebook. You never lose track of your ideas because of this.
The reason keeping a notebook is something most creative people do is because if new idea strikes, they can just pull out their cute notebook and write it down. An alternative would be using your phone for new ideas. My favorite app for this is One Note because it’s the easiest organization app that I’ve tried so far.
3. You Have A Positive Mindset
Creative people don’t see the bad in a lot of things. While most people look at the worst case scenario in almost every situation they come across, you do the opposite. And when the worst case scenario that everyone fears does happen, you know that it won’t last forever and you can overcome it.
The reason creative people have a positive mindset is because they are risk takers and if you’re a risk taker you need your mind to think you’re going to succeed. If you’re going to take a risk, you need to believe in yourself beforehand for what you are doing to be a success.
Having a positive mindset helps with being able to execute your ideas better because you don’t have fear of failure like most people.People who see the bad in everything tend to fail before they even try because they never get to the point where their creative ideas are working for them.
4. You Fail A Lot
To you, failing equates to trying something that didn’t work the first time. Because you are very adventurous and take a lot of risks, failure follows you everywhere you go. But let’s face it, you can’t always be successful. And while the majority of people give up after that, you carry on.
And remember those fresh new ideas you came up with while daydreaming? When you try out most of them, you fail, and you fail miserably. The thing about the creatives is that they have a lot of resilience. Although failure is demotivating for most, you find that it makes you want to try again and again until you hit jackpot and your idea works.
You are a curious soul so you ask a lot of questions as to how you can improve at what you were trying to do in the first place. You’re always looking for ways to perfect your craft and that’s what makes you different from the average person. You don’t let failure deter you, instead, you let it create a new platform for you to come up with new ideas.
5. You Followed Your Passion
Often the most creative people are writers, entertainer and so for. Having unusual jobs for creatives is the norm because they can’t stick to a routine. Because you are doing something you love, working long hours is often not a problem. You followed your passions despite being told it’s not a good idea to do so. If you love challenges and have a passion that you followed, then you are most likely a creative person.
This is because creative people see a lot of potential where people think there isn’t any, and they aren’t afraid of following this passion and making it their life goal.
As a creative, you have a lot to offer to this world, unique ideas that only you can come up with. So go on and use your imagination to be the most creative you’ve ever been because for the first time ever, you’ve realized that you are one innovative person.
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