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David Andrade
10/29/10
Enc1101
Creativity Paper

David Andrade
10/29/10
Enc1101
Creativity Outline
Thesis: The purpose of this paper is to define the research and the positive and negative effects on creative persons. I. Research
A. Military
1. Military research was one of the earlier researches it was financed by the U.S department of defense, seeking new technology and more creative leaders in the wake of World War II (Roark). 2. Since the time of the ancient Greeks there has been many suppositions as to why some individuals are remarkably creative, one of these speculations were that it was a gift from the gods.

II. Positive Aspects of Creative People
A. Working till the end.
1. Creative persons are usually totally into their work until the end.
2. A creative person can usually see a project until the end. (Glover)
3. Creative people can usually dismiss any other stuff until their work is complete.(Glover)

B. Taking Control
1. Creative people tend to be more comfortable with taking care of tasks when there are no clear explanations for instructions. (Glover) 2. Creative persons tend to feel that they can control what happens to them in life. (Glover)

3. Creative people in general, like to take risks. (Glover)

III. Negative Aspects of Creative People
A. Mental disorders
1. Psychiatrists have noticed that among distinguished artists, manic and major depression is ten to thirty percent as common. (“Mad Genius”)
2. Many artists have been diagnosed with different types of depression. 3. According to Arnold Ludwig from the University of Kentucky Medical center, fifty nine to seventy percent of the 1004 artists, writers, and musicians suffered from mental illness. (Scholten)

4. Many creative people suffer from Bipolar as well. (Scholten)

B. Moods
1. Psychiatrists have noticed that among distinguished artists, manic and major depression is ten to thirty percent as common. (“Mad Genius”) 2. More people with mood swings and mental disabilities have been found in the arts. (Roarke) 3. Dr. Andreason found that eighty percent of writers were depressed at some point in their lives. (Roarke)

There are many different types of people in this world, one of them are creative people. Creative people have been around forever and are the people that have made this world evolve. The purpose of this paper is to define the research and the positive and negative effects on creative persons.

Many Researches have been conducted on creativity. Military research was one of the earlier researches it was financed by the U.S department of defense, seeking new technology and more creative leaders in the wake of World War II (Roark). Over year’s scientist have conducted many tests to evaluate the level of creativity. The level of creativity on certain individuals has been a mystery to many scientists, for example why was it that while Leonardo Da Vinci could paint the Mona Lisa other normal individuals were barely able to draw stick figures, or why was it that Albert Einstein revolutionized the world of physics while other didn’t even know how to use car radios. There have been many speculations made of why some human beings are remarkably creative. Since the time of the ancient Greeks there has been many suppositions as to why some individuals are remarkably creative, one of these speculations were that it was a gift from the gods. Some modern thinkers believe that it was just a combination of lucky genes, coincidence. Creative people may have certain inherited talents or biologically controlled predilections a painter, for example, might have peculiar sensitivity to the light; a musician, an unusual awareness of sound; a dancer, a certain physical size or muscle mass (Roark). Creative people have always needed to be an essential part in our society back in the day and even today. We can always improve and come out with new technologies and ideas and the people that come out with these products are...
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