What is creativity and how can it benefit us?

These are some of the questions people ask themselves when delving into this particular subject.

There are many different types of creativity.

Creativity can be found in the arts, in the sciences, in business and in personal situations.

In other words, creativity encompasses all walks of life.

Some people think that creativity is something we are either born with or not.

But creativity is something we all possess, albeit in varying degrees, and it definitely has a positive impact in regard to our personal development.

We have all read countless stories of people like Leonardo Da Vinci, one of the greatest painters in Italy during the Renaissance or of Dr. Jonas Salk, one of the greatest medical researchers who discovered the vaccine for polio or of Bill Gates, one of the world’s most influential businessmen who founded a software company called Microsoft that revolutionized the way we use computers. These are examples of highly visible people who used their creativity to enhance people’s lives.

Definition of Creativity

Webster’s Dictionary defines creativity as “the ability to make new things or think of new ideas.”

The Importance of Creativity

In order to be successful, we must solve problems and make decisions in our life.

The more creative we are in addressing these problems, the more effective our decisions will be.

Key Characteristics of Creative People

  • Creative people demonstrate a great deal of curiosity about the world they live in.
  • Creative people constantly ask questions such as what, why, when, where and how.
  • Creative people are persistent.
  • Creative people are good at taking a different perspective  and looking at things in innovative ways.


Contrary to what many think, creativity is a quality that can be developed.

Everyone has a spark of creativity that can be “tapped” within them.

Our imagination has no limitations.

Many of the most successful people in life have used creativity to produce something that significantly contributed to society.

Creativity therefore can enhance our personal development and make our lives more productive and fulfilling.

If someone wants to improve their creativity, they should try to cultivate the above mentioned key characteristics of a creative person.

About the author: Bob

Bob is a businessman, athlete, and entrepreneur who is passionate about helping people progress personally through better self-awareness.

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