Being Creative… that means intelligence… that means Mindful… That means Thoughtful. .. It means Mental… Mental Illness that is.
What do I mean? Well… its unfortunate actually that something so positive can cause something so negative.
Neuroscientists discovered a genetic link between mental illness and creativity…
Why that is? It is because of the personality and the traits of a Creative person…. constantly thinking, wondering, experiencing so many cognitive processes that never stop… leading to risks of bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and these types of mental disorders.
Our findings suggest that creative people may have a genetic predisposition towards thinking differently which, when combined with other harmful biological or environmental factors, could lead to mental illness.” – Robert Power, first author from the MRC Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry (SGDP) Centre at the I0PPN. (source)
Some traits of creative people include: independence, risk taking, high energy, curiosity, humour, emotional and artistic.
Some negative traits include: impulsive, argumentative, and hyper active.
I strongly suggest you read “Creativity is Forever.” Published by Davis Gary about these traits discovered.
So if you are someone that is creative or have these traits…. be careful and don’t put too much on you.
Give your mind a break!