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The Emotions That Make Us More Creative

The Emotions That Make Us More Creative

I’ve often wondered what the best emotional state of mind is to be creative? For sure I assumed being happy or having positive feelings were key to driving creativity. Read on, and get ready to be creative under the influence of a variety of emotional states. Enjoy this DailyFind, love from CW!

Artists and scientists throughout history have remarked on the bliss that accompanies a sudden creative insight. Einstein described his realization of the general theory of relativity as the happiest moment of his life. More poetically, Virginia Woolf once observed, “Odd how the creative power brings the whole universe at once to order.” But what about before such moments of creative insight? What emotions actually fuel creativity? The long-standing view in psychology is that positive emotions are conducive to creativity because they broaden the mind, whereas negative emotions are detrimental to creativity because they narrow one’s focus. But this view […]

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