The painter uses creativity to explore new brush strokes, new color combinations, new subjects or canvases. While the stockbroker on Wall Street uses creativity to discover new yields in unexplored markets, to quickly route the solution to a possible hazard, and to challenge themselves every day.
You don’t have to be a painter or a broker to see the different ways creativity is utilized. While the end-game is always the same – to have original thought and take action on it – the process of incorporating those ideas are different for all of us.
Which is why Otto Kroeger and David Goldstein have written Creative You: Using Your Personality Type to Thrive.
The book is designed to help you identify your creative type and then walk you through exercises and case studies on how to best utilize your creativity in your day-to-day, for work or personal pleasure.
Creative Something readers have a chance to win a signed copy of the book this week!
Simply leave a comment below about why you’re excited for the book and you’ll be entered to win. On Friday, July 5th a winner will be selected and announced right here.
Here’s why I’m excited about the book: we’re learning more and more about how the brain functions and how those functions essentially shape creativity.
Too often creativity is looked at through the lenses of artists, innovators, and the business-minded. There’s nothing anything wrong with that, but if we’re to be evaluating a psychological feature, what better leadership to guide us than former president of the Association of Psychological Type International Otto Kroeger and researcher slash founder of the “creative-type” concept itself David Goldstein?
To quote Shelley Carson, PhD, lecturer in psychology at Harvard University, about the book: “David Goldstein and Otto Kroeger have performed a valuable service by helping people of all 16 personality types to understand and enhance their creative gifts. Creativity isn’t just for one type of personality. Each of us has creative potential, and each personality type has a creative contribution to make. Creative Youwill help you find your own unique pathway to a more creative life, even if you previously thought of yourself as uncreative.”
This giveaway is now over.
Congratulations to Erin Truesdale on winning the signed book! And thanks to everyone who participated.