Encyclopedia of Creativity, Invention, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

2013 Edition
| Editors: Elias G. Carayannis

Creative, or a Behavior Problem?

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-3858-8_20

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Introduction

A creative personality is closely related to certain personality types, various classifications developed over the past half-century. Personality classifications have neurological bases, though sociocultural factors also influence a person’s personality type. Different personality types are not positive or negative. Rather, individuals with particular personality types have particular dispositions. Those dispositions are better suited for some contexts than for others. Evaluation of a personality, such as a creative personality, depends upon context. In many settings, the traits of a creative personality are highly valued, but in others criticized. For example, as schools are currently constituted, many traits common to creative personalities are often perceived negatively. Awareness of what common characteristics of a creative personality are may reduce negative evaluations of creative dispositions and might lead to enhanced...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The College of William and MaryWilliamsburgUSA
  2. 2.Christopher Newport UniversityNewport NewsUSA