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“Most of us have no idea of our real creative height. We are much more gifted than we know.”


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Douglas Eby

Douglas Eby, M.A./Psychology. I am a writer, researcher, online publisher and curator on psychology, creative expression and personal growth, and author of the book "Developing Multiple Talents."

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Psychiatric misdiagnosis and consequent unnecessary or even destructive medication for “troubling” symptoms is an issue that impacts many gifted and talented people. Quotes by Gogo Lidz etc. - “Gifted, talented and pathologized: Mood Disorders, Misdiagnosis and Medication” http://highability.org/54/mood-disorders-misdiagnosis-and-medication

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    “What I love and find the most potent about art is its ability to transform the way we perceive and interpret information and, hence, the ability to transform how we interact with the world and with ourselves." Jennifer Moon - quoted in article: Photography: Art and Healing http://blogs.psychcentral.com/creative-mind/2014/08/photography-art-and-healing/

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      Very stimulating interview. Reminded me of famous quote: "Imagination is more important than knowledge.” Albert Einstein / Hear audio clip of Dr. Kaufman on “Imagination and Intelligence" in article about the Conference http://talentdevelop.com/57035/

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        “It’s better to be a pirate than to join the navy.” Steve Jobs - quoted by Kyra Maya Phillips and Alexa Clay - hear their interview "The Creative Power of Misfits" in The Truth about Creativity [en*theos] online conference hosted by David Burkus - http://goo.gl/cgPDez

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          Many talented and creative people experience impostor feelings and beliefs about themselves, despite their accomplishments. Examples include actors Emma Watson, Meryl Streep, Kate Winslet; writer Jonathan Safran Foer and others. Read comments by them, and by coaches and psychologists, in my article "Getting beyond impostor feelings":

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            mg

            fascinating!

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            Zak Drake

            Thank you for sharing that! Very interesting.

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            “I hope I’m becoming more eccentric. More room in the brain.” Musician Tom Waits

            Being eccentric – choosing not to be more safely mundane – can help our creative thinking and courage. As psychologist Robert Ornstein, PhD has noted, “If you spend too much time being like everybody else, you decrease your chances of coming up with something different.”

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              Brian Johnson

              Wow.

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            Many people feel inspired to pursue creative projects, even multiple ones at the same time. One potential downside is physical and emotional burnout.

            Good self-care is taking steps daily, even hourly, to stay replenished with the energy and positive attitude needed to be productively creative.

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              Ryan Blackman

              Loved this quote in the article relating to taking breaks from creative projects... “It is also good every so often to go away and relax a little for when you come back to your work your judgment will be better, since to remain constantly at work causes you to deceive yourself.” Leonardo da Vinci

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              Sandra Herbenson

              Thanks Douglas for sharing!

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              Melody A

              Thanks-needed this today.

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            Cheryl Richardson points out that we all have different levels of sensitivity: “It’s the fundamental part of us that allows us to be touched by beauty, signs of grace, or intimate moments with others. It is also the mechanism that provides us with an internal warning signal that lets us know when we’re in situations that may be hazardous to our emotional, physical, or spiritual health."

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              Douglas Eby

              Thanks very much. There is lots more on my various sites.

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