- Creative types of people, such as artists and writers, are more likely to be considered "odd or peculiar" as children.
- Being considered "weird" in your culture can also raise an element of creativity called integrative complexity. Outsiders are less concerned with what the in-crowd thinks, so have more leeway to experiment. They are freer to innovate and change social norms.
- Unusual experiences may boost creativity. People often report having breakthroughs after extreme adventures that interferes with rules and expectations.
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