Mary Taylor, LCSW
Are You a Highly Creative Person?
The Center for Creative Intelligence identifies and responds to the needs of highly creative individuals in order to put an end to the unnecessary sacrifice of their time and talent.
Do you have a sense of imagination that few seem to understand?
Have you ever been told you are “too sensitive,” “think too much” or are “too much of a perfectionist”?
Do you feel burdened by “too many interests” or go from project to project?
If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you may be a highly creative person.
Many highly creative people do not realize that they are, in fact, creative; and those who are aware of their creativity often suffer unnecessary confusion and hardship in establishing their lives. The development of psychological difficulties, the inability to find a suitable relationship or career, and generalized feelings of dissatisfaction with life and with oneself are frequent experiences that arise from the existence of unidentified or underutilized creative abilities and an unrealized creative identity. Creatively gifted individuals are often at risk for problems that are caused by the inability to recognize, understand and manage the existence of their aptitudes.
An Integrative Approach
In order to assist creatively-gifted individuals to manifest their creative potential, we take an integrative approach to the question of unidentified or underutilized creative intelligence. In addition to our own professional experience, this approach utilizes resources from several fields of study:
Potential Goals & Areas for Work
Identify a vocational direction that is a satisfying match for your aptitudes and interests
Develop skills and resources to bring occupational ‘blueprint’ to life in the real world
Dissolve the ‘high capability and underachievement’ gap
Take professional or business venture to the next level of achievement
Deal effectively with creative abilities instead of feeling overwhelmed by numerous ideas, interests and projects
Work with creative resistance and dissolve creative ‘blocks’
Cultivate ‘flow’ and bring creative projects to actual completion
Self and Relationship Issues
Understand the reasons you may feel ‘different’ than most people
Appreciate your innate strengths and temperament even when they differ from societal norms
Identify relationships that can provide creative, intellectual and emotional fulfillment
Gain clarity from situational challenges and mid-life questions
Replace compromises of the ‘false self’ with authentic decisions and goals
Transition into self-employment or own creative enterprise
Acclimate to success
If you wonder about your creativity or are having difficulty manifesting your creativity into a successful and fulfilling experience, you are not alone. However, you may be the only highly creative person in your immediate environment. That experience can feel psychologically isolating.
We hope this work can begin to provide you with the knowledge, skill and inspiration you need to bring your abilities into the world in ways that may not have been possible before.
To see yourself and your abilities clearly…