The main characteristic of a creative person is paradoxical thinking and non-standard behavior, which allow solving problems of special complexity that do not respond to the usual, previously working techniques.
The main secret of creative energy is internal concentration to such an extent that the external situation is completely ignored.
I want to recall in this connection an episode from ancient history about Archimedes, who drew geometric figures in the sand, not paying attention to the Roman soldiers who broke into his hometown of Syracuse at that moment.
This state of internal compression and painful contractions that accompany the psychological "birth" of a new idea is quite painful. In this state, you do not want to eat or drink, the world loses its colors and temptations, you only want to quickly push out this idea that is turning inside.
If we find a strong pair of functions E and I in the functional profile, we assume a creative subtype. The third function here is F, it is an additional one, indicating the pugnacity and audacity that is more or less inherent in the creatives.
Creative subtype formula: EI (or IE) + F.
The inevitable continuation of the advantages of a creative person are his shortcomings, which are very annoying to those around him. First of all, we are talking about uneven performance and extreme individualism. Periods of inspiration alternate with stagnation, and even depression. Individualism stems from an unwillingness to take into account the norms accepted in the collective. The head of the creative department is forced to make allowances for him, otherwise he risks losing a talented unique (remember the TV series about Dr. House).
The creative subtype of a particular person, of course, can be combined with additional accentuations (and any). For example, Leo Tolstoy, although he was creative (function I was supported by F), but at the same time he was fixated on non-resistance to evil by violence, which indicates the accentuation of the function +R. Such a combination of functions, in which one function reduces the other, takes away a lot of energy from a person.
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