How does creativity happen?
Have you ever had inspirational moments where something new and different just pops out? You can’t explain the process – it just happens!
“If play expires in itself without creating anything durable and vital, it is only play, but in the other case it is called creative work. Out of a playful movement of elements whose interrelations are not immediately apparent, patterns arise which an observant and critical intellect can only evaluate afterward. The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect, but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity. The creative mind plays with the object it loves.” — C.G. Jung Continue reading
The first set of letters in Personality Type Categories was presented in the Introvert vs. Extrovert post from April 18, 2010. The second set of letters: S vs. N define a totally different personal preference. These letters illustrate how we perceive our direct surroundings, hence they are called the Perceiving functions.
We can only use one or the other at any given moment. They are in conflict with one another. As individuals we have a tendency to prefer one function over another: Sensation (S from now on) vs. Intuition (N from now on).
To stereotype these, we would assume an S type is very here and now and an N type has his head in the clouds. But… that is way too simple of an explanation. The waters run much deeper! Continue reading