For you, creativity comes from solving problems using practical, hands-on solutions. You don't require an endless supply of new ideas to create: all you need is one spark.
"It is better to concentrate on perfecting [an existing idea] than to hunt around for a new idea."
~ Henry Ford
Your best innovations come from combining existing techniques or making small incremental improvements. You excel at reducing costs, time and materials required. A little goes a long way with you.
You're most creative when you have a clear objective and time to plan.
Your biggest challenges occur when doing something that requires you to break your traditional method.
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You excel at inspiring others. The rarest type of all, you're driven by the possibilities you see in the people around you.
You often use metaphors to get your point across.
"You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty."
Like Gandhi, you prefer to lead quietly, doing your best work behind the scenes.
You aim to create something regardless of financial reward: something that others can experience on an emotional level.
Your main challenge is sharing what you create, and some of your complexities are lost on more traditional, concrete thinkers.
For you, creativity comes through solving today's problems and you are inspired by helping others.
You cautiously weigh your personal values to decide which projects to undertake. You then proceed to carry out the project to completion, through your methodological planning.
Memory for details and faces come easily to you, and you are also hyper-perceptive to the emotions of others.
"I paint the way I do because that's the way I feel about things"
~ Normal Rockwell
Your biggest challenges come from having too little time to plan, and from trying to please everyone.
You take creative control from behind the scenes and always have a plan B.
Your greatest strength comes from your intuition: you are inwardly focussed, complicated and love to theorise.
"The first step is an intuition and it comes with a burst"
~ Thomas Edison
You innovate by leaping ahead, fuelled by flashes of inspiration that have made it past your highly logical filter.
Sometimes you are quick to dismiss unproductive ideas, and fail to see the tools you might have at your disposal. As a result, you may miss opportunities.
Inspiration comes from your deep emotions and inner passions - though you may find this difficult to express.
You are a dreamer who sense the beauty and intricacies in your environment and the people around you.
"I think you have to draw from your own personality and you own experience"
~ Charles Schulz
Rooted in reality, you take from what's around you and apply your imagination to create something new.
Your biggest challenge comes from a lack of urgency to finish what you start.
Unbound by rules and regulations, you keep a cool head and use your creative resources to take action.
You like to work directly with your tools, and less so with people.
"He does not believe in talking; he believes in doing"
~ Jackson Pollack's wife, about the artist
For you, the process, the act, is more important than the results.
You can be more effective by considering how people will react to your solutions and how your work may fit into the global scheme of things.
Pondering the possibilities, you love to imagine what could be.
You work best alone, and have a great capacity to concentrate.
You are comfortable even in chaos and are able to form meaningful connections where others see randomness.
Because you are motivated by your own internal satisfaction, you sometimes lack the ability to bring your ideas to a tangible form for others to experience.
By setting yourself deadlines and showing your work, you can express yourself even further.
Ever curious, your ideas are endless (even if they don't lead to anything.)
You have a vivid imagination and create connections between the past and present.
Topics of interest include morality, ethics and the human condition. You excel at putting yourself in others shoes.
To make sure your ideas make it to the external world, consider how your idea can be put into practise, and have an impact on the world at large.
You take each creative project seriously: balancing both planning and execution.
You are imaginative but keep a lid on what you determine as unrealistic and impractical.
You build theories and models, but are happy to leave the detailed work to others.
Forward thinking, you excel at predicting the outcome of projects and how systems react to change.
Sometimes you may forget how people will react, so remember to keep an open mind about others and alternative paths you might have to take.
You are driven by the 'impossible'.
You aim to solve the unsolvable, and invent exciting solutions.
You challenge existing beliefs and conventions, and love to experiment through your work.
You embrace change, and keep on top of the latest trends and technology.
Occasionally you will make abstract leaps, without explaining your assumptions. This can lead to confusion, so pay attention to communicating your thoughts.
In order to put others first, you accept that some rules are to be broken.
Your creativity can take an intangible form, and you see it as part of a bigger picture.
You prefer to be in front of audiences; inspiring and motivating others.
You are an excellent communicator, whether through your words or your creations.
You finish what you start but are sensitive to criticism. Try to stay focussed on your goal, regardless of its reception.
Creativity comes from understanding people, collaborating and motivating others in your team.
You easily put yourself in others shoes and create powerful messages and stories.
You observe patterns and connections, free from judgement.
Your decisions are based on personal values and the impact you have on those around you.
You like to talk through your ideas to find solutions, but can struggle to listen to others.
Your creative skills are transferrable to many arenas. You study the technique and play the game by the rules to master anything you like.
The world is often 'black and white' to you, and your motivation comes from tangible goals.
You organise your environment - colours, sounds, tastes and smells - and explore it with ease.
You are a realist, and enjoy creating order.
Your challenges come from breaking free from your perceived bounds, and remembering some of the best ideas lie just outside the traditional, concrete realm.
Deeply connected to beautiful possessions, homes and objects, your external world.
You model what you see as traditional, appropriate behaviour and express your emotions freely.
Continuously refining your work, you engage with real objects in your surroundings.
You have a sharp memory for personal details in particular and tell a great story.
You may get blocked by negative criticism, just remember that great innovation comes from challenging convention.
Fun-loving, action-oriented and spontaneous.
You crave risk and excitement, and you are driven to create work that has an impact.
You often don't know if something will work until you try it, and have a hands-on approach to the creative process.
With lots of pots to stir, you may leave some untouched for years. Keep in mind your end goal when starting a project and consider the impact it may have.
You love to play, and often don't consider your creative pursuits as 'work.'
Your studio or office can be distracting; your best creative work is inspired by other people and hands-on activities.
You promote values such as hope, happiness and harmony. You combat boredom with games, inspired by your surroundings.
You can increase your impact by having patience for the people who plan ahead, and by taking a look at the bigger picture.
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