Konzept und Lebensstil
3. Edition 2009
Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
Creativity is seen as a characteristic of prominent people who are highly admired. People believe that these creative people, due to their talents, can bring about new and extraordinary changes playfully, inspired by a muse or driven by secret powers.
Modern sciences stripped creativity from its secret. The author describes the general understanding of essential elements of creativity: talent, knowledge, motivation, personal characteristics and living conditions. Five phases of the creative process are described: preparation, incubation, illumination, realisation and verification. The analysis of creative personalities and processes show that their ability is drawn from their encounters in school, job, sciences, culture, economy and politics. A fundamental understanding of creativity helps to unfold and support creative potentials in the mentioned areas.
Today’s society and its manifold challenges ask for extraordinary creativity and creativity in daily life due to its practical use. Considering creative aspects in upbringing, training, partnership, sexuality and personal development lead to a meaningful life.