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Re: "creative" = "crazy"?
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2012, 06:24:50 PM »

I think I believe it, I'll bring up during my next personality town meeting. :D
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Re: "creative" = "crazy"?
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2012, 12:26:18 AM »

Makes sense, since it seems like smarter people are crazy more often. And smarter people are also creative geniuses more often. This is all from my observations, I don't have studies or anything because I'm lame and too lazy to look it up and see if anything supports me.

I think the part about deciding how to treat the mental illness is really interesting. I'm not an artist, but I used to be a pretty interesting writer. That has gone away (almost entirely, I actually miss it a lot), but I'm sane(r) now, so yay, yeah? I imagine it would be incredibly difficult to find that perfect balance between insanity and sanity, so you can still be creative but function in a relatively healthy manner.
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Re: "creative" = "crazy"?
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2012, 08:19:42 PM »

Makes sense, since it seems like smarter people are crazy more often. And smarter people are also creative geniuses more often. This is all from my observations, I don't have studies or anything because I'm lame and too lazy to look it up and see if anything supports me.

I think the part about deciding how to treat the mental illness is really interesting. I'm not an artist, but I used to be a pretty interesting writer. That has gone away (almost entirely, I actually miss it a lot), but I'm sane(r) now, so yay, yeah? I imagine it would be incredibly difficult to find that perfect balance between insanity and sanity, so you can still be creative but function in a relatively healthy manner.

I can assure you that there are plenty of dumb crazy people too.  Prisons are full of them.
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Re: "creative" = "crazy"?
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2012, 11:39:24 PM »

Makes sense, since it seems like smarter people are crazy more often. And smarter people are also creative geniuses more often. This is all from my observations, I don't have studies or anything because I'm lame and too lazy to look it up and see if anything supports me.

I think the part about deciding how to treat the mental illness is really interesting. I'm not an artist, but I used to be a pretty interesting writer. That has gone away (almost entirely, I actually miss it a lot), but I'm sane(r) now, so yay, yeah? I imagine it would be incredibly difficult to find that perfect balance between insanity and sanity, so you can still be creative but function in a relatively healthy manner.

I can assure you that there are plenty of dumb crazy people too.  Prisons are full of them.
I didn't say that dumb people aren't crazy (although most of the people in prison aren't crazy). But people with a higher IQ are prone to mental instability.
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Re: "creative" = "crazy"?
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2012, 12:39:54 AM »

Keep in mind that "crazy" is a rather subjective evaluation, based in the premise that
the outside observer has an understanding of "reality" at least equal to that of the
individual being observed.

The much-more-intelligent (or simply more creative) person may seem "crazy" simply
because others are incapable of grasping their insights.


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Re: "creative" = "crazy"?
« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2012, 12:55:55 PM »

I know, I was just thinking about that this morning. Crazy is incredibly subjective. I should probably have defined my terms. When I'm using the term crazy I mean they have a disorder diagnosable by the DSM-IV.
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