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10 Things to keep in Mind When Loving a Highly Creative Person

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This was reblogged on a blog that I follow, Angie Trafford, and was originally posted on I Heart Intelligence.com:     The contents kind of hit home so I thought I would post it here as well.    Enjoy.

It has been proven that highly creative people’s brains work quite differently than other brains. That special brain wiring that can create such wonderful art, music, and writing can often lead to strain in a relationship, because of those differences. If you’ve ever loved a highly creative person, you know that it can seem like they live in their own little world at times, and that thought isn’t far from the truth. Here are some things to keep in mind when you are in love with a highly creative person:

 1. Their Minds Don’t Slow Down
The highly creative mind is one that is running at full speed all the time. Although it can be a source of crazy, spontaneous fun – it can also be a burden. Highly creative people rarely keep normal sleep cycles, and are often prone to bouncing from one task to another throughout the day. It can be exhausting to try to keep up.

2. They are Cyclical
The flow of creativity is a cycle, full of highs and lows. Some people may consider this “manic” behavior, but in reality, it is just how the creative process works. Keep this in mind as your partner goes through these natural ebbs and flows. The low periods aren’t permanent.

3. They Need Time Alone
Creative minds need air to breathe. Whether it is their own little work space or an escape to somewhere quiet, they need a time and place to be alone with their thoughts. Some people are inclined to think that if nothing is being said that there is something wrong, but with creative people that is not the case. They are just working within their own head.

4. They are Intensely Focused
When a creative person is on task, they are fiercely intense. The change from being scatter-brained to hyper-focused can be difficult to deal with, so just understand that it is how their brains work. Don’t get frustrated.

5. Emotions Run Deeper
Creative people feel everything on a deeper level. What doesn’t seem like a big deal to you, can be crushing to them. It’s that same passion that goes into whatever they create that drives them to love you, so understand that with the good – comes the bad.

6. They Speak in Stories
Creative people often express themselves in experiences, instead of just saying what they want to say. It is a way of sharing themselves that personifies who they are. At times, it can be difficult to figure out what a creative person is saying, so don’t be afraid to read between the lines.

7. They Battle with Themselves
Being creative can be a serious internal struggle. Motivation, enthusiasm, direction, and drive can all be issues for creative people. Some days it is hard for them just to get out of bed, and other days you can’t get them to slow down. Be patient in the lulls, because there is usually a burst of activity right around the corner.

8. Intuition is Important
Creative people, because of their intense emotional tendencies, tend to rely on intuition over logic. They go with their gut. Some people consider this to be more on the “impulsive” end of the spectrum. The creative mind doesn’t rely on logic to make a decision, it relies on experience and passion.

9. They Struggle with Confidence
When people create, especially for a living, they are always struggling with acceptance. That is art. They have to wear their hearts on their sleeves, and so they always question whether or not what they are producing is good enough. Being supportive is the key to loving a creative person.

10. Growing Up is Hard to Do
Creative people are almost always children at heart. That care-free nature can seem immature and impetuous – but it is all part of the deal. Understand that the aspects of their creative brains that you love are the same ones that make them somewhat irresponsible when it comes to being an adult.

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Thank God It’s Back

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                            AMEN

Feel your emotions! Face fear!

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This is the letter F of the ABC’s of Genuine Happiness.    Every few days I will be posting a phrase beginning with the next letter of the alphabet seeking your opinion or view on the phrase and how it relates to genuine happiness.

There really is no greater feeling than getting over a fear of something. After you have faced that fear, I would say 90% of the time it reallywasn’t as bad as you had imagined.

I think most people don’t face their true emotions. Keeping things bottled up or not admitting how you feel almost always leads to depression.

What is your opinion on the letter F:   Feel your emotions!  Face fear.

Leave a comment, write a post on your blog and ping back to me or tag your post with “ABC’s of Happiness” so I can find you in my reader.

Until next time … be thinking about the letter G:  Go outside and observe nature.  Give.

Fishy Fishy

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Of all the fish in the sea, I wonder how many were thrown back by a man who didn’t realize what he had? 

Create Something Exciting!

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This is the letter C of the ABC’s of Genuine Happiness.    Every few days I will be posting a phrase beginning with the next letter of the alphabet seeking your opinion or view on the phrase and how it relates to genuine happiness.

“Create something exciting”.     I am not to sure I can elaborate on this.   Do we focus on create or do we focus on exciting?   I have a creative mind and enjoy coming across new ideas and learning about something new.   I can’t say though that I retain everything I learn because I soak so much in at one time.   I think the key here is to be creative and to do something that excites you.    It can be something small, like a new tag line on your blog.  Or something big like a new motto for your family to live by.    Just venture out and do something new.  Don’t stay idle.  Or for people like my friend Becky, it can be finding a new football team to root for, like the Texans perhaps?

What is your opinion on the letter C:   Create Something Exciting

Leave a comment, write a post on your blog and ping back to me or tag your post with “ABC’s of Happiness” so I can find you in my reader.

Until next time … be thinking about the letter D:  Drink Plenty of Water.  Dance.

Be present. Be bold.

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This one is tough.  My interpretation … they are trying to say that you need to make your presence known and be confident in all that you do.    Show up.   Show an interest.   Do what others may not do.   You can choose to be the fly on the wall, or you can choose to by the fly buzzing around the room.  Yes, some may want to kill you, but at least you have gotten their attention.   And once you have their attention the possibilities are endless.   Wouldn’t you agree?

What is your view on the letter B:   Be present.  Be bold.

Leave a comment, write a post on your blog and ping back to me or tag your post with “ABC’s of Happiness” so I can find you in my reader.

Until next time … be thinking about the letter C:   Create Something Exciting

 

 

Beyond These Walls

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His name was Tito. Well, to be honest I don’t think that was his name but that’s what people called him. According to my son, he was well liked by everyone. According to Tito he would never fit in to society.

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Love

Love comes in many fashions
There are those we choose to love
And those we are supposed to love

Love is emotional trickery
There are those you can’t love enough
And those you wonder how you ever loved

Love is a precious gift
There are those you keep in a tiny box all to yourself
And those in a big box that you share

Love is a moment in time
Love me all you can today
For I may be gone tomorrow.

In response to the A to Z Challenge

In response to
the A to Z Challenge