A distinct form of creativity called “creativeness” is one of the important traits that personality psychologist Abraham Maslow identified. He considered “creativeness” to be a core feature of self-actualizing people—those who had, according to Maslow's theory, satisfied the more basic foundations of his “hierarchy of needs” and so were able to spontaneously express a peak form of human flourishing.
sprang much more directly from the personality, and… showed itself widely in the ordinary affairs of life, for...
- Maslow, A. H. (1954/1970). Motivation and Personality. New York: Harper & Row.Google Scholar