Creative People and High Sensitivity


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Creative people are often highly sensitive. Psychologist Elaine Aron, PhD summarizes the personality trait of high sensitivity (sensory processing sensitivity): “Your brain processes information and reflects on it more deeply.” She thinks all Highly Sensitive People (HSPs) “are creative, by definition.” In this short overview, I include quotes from my interviews with other psychologists: Cheryl Arutt and Ted Zeff.

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Creative People and High Sensitivity

  1. 1. Creative People andHigh Sensitivity
  2. 2. Presenter : Douglas Eby M.A. / Psychology Creator of theTalent Development Resources series of sites :
  3. 3. Psychologist Elaine Aron, PhD summarizes high sensitivity(sensory processing sensitivity): "Your brain processes information and reflects on it more deeply." She thinks all Highly Sensitive People (HSPs) "are creative, by definition."
  4. 4. The HighlySensitive Personby Elaine N. Aron Ph.D. ~~~Also see video and post:Elaine Aron on the trait of high sensitivity
  5. 5. Creativity Coach Lisa A. Riley: "Throughout my practice, I have encountered a connection betweenhighly sensitive people and their own creative impulses." From her article : Highly Sensitive Personality and Creativity
  6. 6. Actor Jessica Chastain ("Zero Dark Thirty"; "The Help" and other movies) : “I’m very sensitive in real life. I cannot not cry if someone around me is crying…even ifit’s not appropriate. I have that thing in me, a weakness or sensitivity.” Elaine Aron declares that HSPs (highly sensitive persons) “do cry more readily than others. It was a strong finding in our research." From post: Jessica Chastain and High Sensitivity, Crying and Creative People
  7. 7. Winona Ryder : "You go through spellswhere you feel that maybeyou’re too sensitive for this world."
  8. 8. Clinical and forensicpsychologist Cheryl Arutt is a media consultant, and specializes in trauma recovery, fertility and creative artist issues. Hear our longer interview: Psychologist Cheryl Arutt on Creative Artist Issues
  9. 9. Ted Zeff, Ph.D. has more than 25 years experience counseling sensitive children and adults.Hear more of our interview in post: Dr. Ted Zeff on how people canbenefit from being highly sensitive
  10. 10. The Strong, Sensitive Boy: Help YourSon Become a Happy, Confident Man The Highly Sensitive Persons Companion: Daily Exercises for Calming Your Senses in an Overstimulating World
  11. 11. I’m sensitive And I’d like to stay that way Jewel - in her song “I’m Sensitive”Both creativity and being sensitive are on a spectrum – a range of different levels. And simply being sensitive does not mean you are necessarily productively creative or an artist. From webpage: Being Highly Sensitive and Creative book
  12. 12. See more topics - with notes, SlideSharepresentations and other resources on the page :Creative People: Personality and Mental Health