June 1, 2015

Whether you aspire to be a writer, artist, designer, or go after another creative position, there are certain qualities that you must possess.

To be a truly creative individual, you need to have certain traits that will make your work original and stand out from the mould. Creative people share certain characteristics that make them unique, and set them apart from others. Read this article to see if you have what it takes to pursue a creative career.

Self-Assurance – Creativity requires the unwavering belief that your concept, idea or piece of work is worthwhile and up to your own standards. Creative work is extremely subjective, and is open to interpretation; unfortunately, not everyone will always agree with you or praise your talent. If you want to make it in this type of industry, you need to have passion and self-assurance in your aesthetic to accomplish what you set out to. You need to believe in yourself even if no one else does, since creative works often push the mould and require time for people to get used to them.

Inquisitiveness – In order to create something original, you need to challenge the status quo, and the way to do that is through questioning existing standards. Creative people question why something works the way it does, and challenge existing rules and ideas. They often like to take on challenges to experience something for themselves without believing others on their word. That is the only way they can find answers to their hard questions.

Originality – After asking specific questions, creative people come up with original ideas that feature innovative perspectives. Without breaking the mould, nothing creative would ever be made into being. This requires the ability to be flexible in your way of thinking and come up with alternative solutions to everyday tasks.

Risk-Taking – It is important to recognise the fact that many, or even most, creative undertakings are failures. Many new ideas don’t get understood by the general public, or unique suggestions to change the way things work don’t get embraced. However, creative people continue to take risks to propose possible alternatives to typical standards without being afraid of being misunderstood or undervalued.

Creative people share certain traits in common. One of the most typical characteristics that you need to possess be a truly original person is to be able to think outside the box and offer up new ways of thinking or doing something. Don’t be afraid to propose an original thought or idea, even if no one accepts it at first. Keep trying and eventually you will be recognised for your work.

Many thanks!


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Louise Denny

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The Internet Marketing Academy


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