Thinking You Are Creative

Creative Minds A Regular Column by Anthony D. Fredericks Thinking You Are Creative One of the most prevalent psychological misconceptions, or societal myths, is that we are either born creative or not.  That is, there are two kinds of people in the world:  the...

Creativity is About Connections

Creative Minds   A Regular Column by Anthony D. Fredericks Creativity is About Connections One of the more persistent myths about creativity is that a creative idea is a totally original idea.  That is, to be creative one must be able to create ideas that have...

Creativity vs. Logic

Creative Minds A Regular Column by Anthony D. Fredericks Creativity vs. Logic Too often, we think logically.  Our education and experiences have taught us that logical thinking is planned, systematic, and dependable.  That’s true, but too much logical thinking crushes...

Are You Creative…or Not?

Creative Minds A Regular Column by Anthony D. Fredericks Who’s the most creative person in the world?  A four-year-old child, of course.  Kids are known for asking an endless array of questions (“Why is the sky blue?” “How do birds fly?” “Where do babies come...

Creativity: The Comparison Myth

Creativity: The Comparison Myth By Anthony D. Fredericks, Ed.D. The following is an excerpt from chapter 14 of Fizzle: The Hidden Forces Crushing Your Creativity.  In any discussion of creativity, there is one persistent myth that refuses to go away. In fact, it is so...