Guest: Scott Barry Kaufman
What makes someone creative? Is it their actions, their personality? According to SCOTT BARRY KAUFMAN and Carolyn Gregoire, authors of Wired to Create: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Creative Mind, certain traits and practices distinguish creative minds, such as those of artists, from others. They examine personality markers and actions like passion, daydreaming, solitude, imagination openness to experience, mindfulness, sensitivity, introversion, intuition, overcoming adversity, and how these things can shape the ways that creative people think. In this hour of Radio Times, we’re joined by Kaufman to discuss his new book and the inner-workings of the creative mind. He is the scientific director of the Science of Imagination Project at the Positive Psychology Center at the University of Pennsylvania.