Unformatted text preview: in their field. • Nonconformity: Creative people tend to think independently and have relatively little concern for what others think of them. • Curiosity: Creative people tend to be open to new experiences and willing to explore unusual events. • Persistence: Creative people are usually willing to work hard to overcome obstacles and take risks. • Intrinsic motivation: Creative people tend to be motivated more by intrinsic rewards, such as a sense of accomplishment or satisfaction of curiosity, rather than by extrinsic rewards, such as money or social approval. Environmental Influences on Creativity People can best realize their creative potential if they are in circumstances that promote creativity. Families, organizations, and institutions promote creativity when they allow people to have control over problem solving and task completion, minimize judgment and evaluation of work, and encourage new ways of doing things....
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- Winter '09
- creative people, divergent thinking