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Author Topic: Why Creative People Are Eccentric  (Read 17250 times)

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Re: Why Creative People Are Eccentric
« Reply #50 on: November 25, 2011, 09:40:34 PM »
I do not know if I am eccentric. I think that only other people really can judge that! I am an artist and I consider myself quite creative in my field, but eccentric? I dunno! ~laughs~

As for other people I know? I do not think that any of them is eccentric. Unique, certainly, maybe with their very own little quirks and stuff, but I don't consider them really eccentric!

Unique, eccentric, it doesn't matter Nicolas.. you are greatly loved! <3  (even by this very eccentric goofball!)

Offline Kuroneko

Re: Why Creative People Are Eccentric
« Reply #51 on: November 26, 2011, 12:56:58 AM »
I like to think of myself as eccletic, rather than eccentric ;)

Offline ShadowFox89

Re: Why Creative People Are Eccentric
« Reply #52 on: December 03, 2011, 04:04:07 PM »
The Unleashed Mind: Why Creative People Are Eccentric

This article is fascinating in many, many ways, but I immediately was drawn to this observation:

As a creative person from a very young age, I was always very sensitive to both distraction and lack of stimuli.  In noisy, crowded or overstimulating conditions, I find it impossible to think, hold a conversation, or think creatively.  Sometimes even the presence of another person quietly being in the same room is too much. 

Conversely, silence drives me insane.  When I try to sleep at night in a completely silent and dark room, I will stay up until ungodly hours filling the night with random thoughts, imagining, and, for lack of a better word, night-dreaming.  The absence of input makes my brain fill with all sorts of thoughts which make it impossible to fall sleep.  Night lights, running televisions, white noise machines all are quite necessary for me to get any rest.

 Heh, I have the same problems....

 Dunno about being eccentric though. I'd consider myself more of an apathetic person than anything.