8 Signs That You Have a Creative Mind

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If you’re not sure whether you’re creative minded or not, these seven telltale signs will either confirm or deny your suspicions.

1. You Daydream

Artists are notorious for their wild imaginations. But can you really blame them? Who wants to spend time in this cruel, dark world when the fictional realm is so much better?

2. You Blaze Your Own Trail

When the herd goes left, you go right. You’re an explorer by nature, meaning that you love to discover new places and ideas. This often takes you off the beaten path.

3. You’re Drawn to Philosophy

You contemplate the meaning of life. You love to think about life’s great mysteries, including: What happens after we die? Are there intelligent life forms on other planets? Why is there so much suffering in the world?

4. You’re Introverted

Not all creative types are introverts, but most of them are. Famous introverted artists include: J.K. Rowling, Emma Watson, Audrey Hepburn, Lady Gaga, Bob Dylan, Pablo Picasso, and Dr. Seuss.

5. You Challenge the System

You’re a bit of a rebel in the sense that you like to challenge the status quo. You question authority and subvert cultural norms.

6. You Value Happiness Over Money

While the rest of the world is chasing lucrative careers, you’re committed to living out your passion, even though you may never make a lot of money at it.

7. You Don’t Feel Like You “Fit In”

Throughout your whole life, you never felt like you fit in. There’s a good chance you’re the black sheep of the family, too.

8. You Struggle With Mental Illness

A lot of creative types struggle with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia. You may even have a substance abuse problem because you’re struggling to cope with these issues. Art provides an outlet where you can express all of your pent-up emotions.

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