Are Creative People More Arrogant? - Page 2
A desire to try out novel, new experiences was shown in the study to be key to creativity. It is this almost child-like continuing curiosity that leads noted chefs to experiment with new foods, artists to try new media forms, fashion designers to sew with new textures, and likely drove Winehouse to fuse familiar Jazz, Soul, R&B rhythms with other forms of music, coupled with strong, suggestive lyrics.
Bizarre behavior by famous artists goes way back, in all forms. Leonardo da Vince and Michelangelo may've illegally and scandously dissected cadavers, to better understand the human form and create more realistic imagery. Had they been caught while alive, I'm sure they would've suffered the consequences publicly.
Because each person responds to their experiences in unique ways, and are motivated by different reasons, we will never be able to understand the mystery of those incredibly creative personalities we come across. The most intriguing of them even have difficulty navigating the same society the rest of us live in day to day, given their unique view of the world around them, and of themselves.
It is the unique mentality of our more creative artist personalities that explains the proliferation of handlers, managers and agents in their lives, functioning as buffers between their protected creative element and the curious consumer. Unfortunately for lost artists such as Michael Jackson and Amy Winehouse, they have also served to keep the artists from getting the help they have so obviously needed to continue their craft long into a fruitful future.
We continue to love the artistic legacies of creative, arrogant, beautiful minds, yet continue to be baffled by their personal lives. Perhaps at some point, we'll come to the realization that the two just might come hand-in hand?
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