There is no exact definition of creativity or, what it means to be creative. The creative types however, are known to be emotionally sensitive. People who have jobs that rely on creativity such as writers, inventors, dancers, scientist, teachers, and artist depend on their emotions to produce the results that they seek. However, people who are employed in fields such as these are more likely to be diagnosed with a mental illness or disorder, over people who work a non-creative career. (Flaherty141). By relying on such a flimsy and vague thing like a person’s emotion for results, creative people in such occupations are often plagued with a dangerous, and unsteady mental environment, where work and personal affairs have no distinct line to separate one from the other. A distinctive trait that can be found between...
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...e however, the environment in which the subject learns and understands has a large effect on how the subjects creativity is dealt with. Vincent van Gogh suffered from mental illnesses such as depression, epilepsy, and bipolar disorder. He often faced episodes of hallucinations, insomnia, anxiety, and nightmares, because of these he accidently cut off his own ear lobe during the time when he was consulting with a fellow artist and friend of his. These illnesses along with his fits of creativity lead him to a dark happiness, “I can very well do without God both in my life and in my painting, but I cannot, suffering as I am, do without something which is greater than I am, which is my life, the power to create.” Spoken as if creativity had saved his life, rather than drove it, Vincent Van Gogh is only one of many artists who are trapped between crazy, and creativity.
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