8.20.2010

What's YOUR Creative Style?



Have you ever explored your creativity? Have you identified just what makes you creative or where your creativity shines brightest?

I think about these things. I find the psychology of creativity quite fascinating, actually. And, apparently, I'm not alone. I recently stumbled on this neat quiz that identifies your creative style!


What Is Your Creative Style Quiz


Online quizzes can be fun and sometimes make you laugh, but this one was so dead on it was uncanny. For reals. This is what it had to say about me:

Creativity is a release

For you, creativity is first and foremost a form of expression: it creates a special link between the internal and external worlds. It allows you to get a grasp of your powerful emotions, by moulding them into a physical form. In fact, the most important thing for you is to be able to release your emotions. You need to be able to touch them or look at them in concrete form, and to do that you have to find a way to make them come alive. This is how your desires and anxieties take shape. Keeping things bottled up creates a tension that can only be resolved once you have expressed how you feel. This means you have to be strong enough not to let yourself get swept away by chaotic impulses; if you turn your creative urges on everyday life — making a picnic, singing to the baby, choosing what to wear — you can express yourself while staying rooted in reality. Creativity is principally cathartic. It relieves a deep need, an almost primal, archaic impulse. For you, being creative is about having the power to give form to something you feel, to those deep personal issues that are often raw and disorganised. For these reasons you are usually attracted to art that demands physicality, that allows you to express what’s inside, and that unites spontaneity, strength, freedom, power and movement.

Yup. Couldn't have said that better myself. Just say'n. For reals.

What do you think? From what you see of me on your end of the screen (which is pretty much just me 'cause I'm a tell it like it is kinda girl') would you say this is accurate.

Go ahead! Take the quiz! See what your results are! If you are comfortable sharing them tell us about them in the comments!!! This stuff is so interesting and so much fun!

18 comments:

  1. I have taken this one before and it was accurate for me as well! Pretty neat!

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  2. That is easy for me! Whatever catches my eye! Personally I attempt to do things that I am not comfortable with!

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  3. Just like hittin a nail on the head...it's sooo you!!!

    Hugs,
    Regi

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  4. Oh this sounds fun! I can't wait to see what it says about me! I'm all over the place! Ha! off to check it out.
    Thanks Jingle!

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  5. Right on the money for me!

    Creativity gives you insight

    You feel that creativity provides insight into your own being. In fact, it is like therapy for you, enabling you to get to know yourself better. You seem to be looking for a way into the mysteries of the subconscious. It’s not really self-expression you are seeking, but rather the tools of self-expression: discovering what your creation will reveal about yourself. Art helps you reflect on, analyse and expand your personality. You long to be creative, and it’s not just because you need to deal with your emotions. It’s the tension between contradictions, and the need to resolve doubt that drives you to be creative. Painting pictures, decorating rooms, arranging shells in the sand — these are all creative processes that allow your introspection to roam. You can trace your life through the different ways you have exercised your creativity. For you, art is there to make sense of life. You are more attracted to artistic activities that demand reflection, planning and solitude, and the personal discoveries you make often provide answers for others, too.

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  6. I am the same as down memory lane and it fits! Thanks Jingle this was fun and so correct for me~

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  7. Creativity is a release for me too:-)

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  8. I took the test and got the same result, not sure it is totally me, but some bits were right.

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  9. That is cool! I think I'll revisit this during my next CREATIVITY week... wanna guest blog again???

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  10. Eeeeeerie......it was pretty dang bang on about me! That does it. Next time, I'm lying. We'll see how smart that test is then! HA!

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  11. i LOVE my BG magnets, but they're not going to cut through these giant wads of paper. :)

    will consider the home depot thing, or else i'm going to Jo-Ann specifically for PURSE closures. thanks for the advice!

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  12. It says it's a release for me, too, although I've never really thought of it that way. Then again, I do keep things bottled up! Very cool, thanks for sharing!

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  13. Love the quiz!!

    Here is my result:
    Creativity enriches you
    Creativity is separate from the real world for you. But it’s a magical world in which you like to immerse yourself. When you’re involved in it, you get the wonderful sensation that there are no limits, that anything is possible. What you are really looking for is harmony — you want to feel you are a part of what you create. Planting flowers, writing poetry, embroidery or putting together a photo album, these are all suited to your sort of quiet creativity. You want to fall in love with what you create. You also think of creativity as a part of you in which you can take refuge and feel protected. As the psychoanalyst D Anzieu explained, creativity acts as an ‘encouraging parent — loving, enriching and supportive’. You would love to use your creativity to retreat into a world that is kind and reassuring. For you, being creative means having the chance to become one with what you create, bathe in the glory of it and allow yourself to be taken over by it. This is why you seem more suited to the sort of creativity that calls for gentleness, subtlety, harmony and patience.

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  14. I cant wait to see what it says about me!!!

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  15. How interesting! Thank you for sharing the link - I got the same result as you did. :) Theresa

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  16. ~Creativity Enriches Me~ interesting quiz & mostly accurate results. I'm a newer follower of yours and I wanted to let you know that I have an award - actually 3 - for you over at Sunny Bug. http://sunnybugworld.blogspot.com/2010/08/lovely-versatile-fabulous-sugar-doll.html

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  17. Mine is the same as a couple of others: Creativity Enriches me. It's totally accurate and I think yours is too! Thanks for the link, I enjoyed this!

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