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Creativity: The Elusive Butterfly

Creativity: The Elusive Butterfly

Creative inspiration is elusive, and it is a common fact that some people are more creative than others. New research suggests creativity can be magnified with hard work and the right network.

Creativity can be ‘grown’ with the right soil and sunlight, and is not just a thing people are born with.

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Children who fantasize and are daydream are often good in their creative imagination, narrative ability and other aspects that can be boosted.

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Apart from one’s network and environment, creativity also requires the right exposure and experience, which involves making mistakes and going places.

A fantastic imagination is often a crucial element that is often overlooked, as people who daydream or ar...

While most self-help books emphasize on imagining a great future, the key takeaway from the study on creative imagination is that one has to imagine the process, not the final outcome.

Imagining the desired outcome actually yields worse results but imagining the episodic ...

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