1. They get inspired at the least expected moment.
They can’t decide when the next big idea will come. It just will, in the least expected way, at the least expected moment. And yes...you guessed it right...there's a huge possibility of you watching them jump out of their bathtubs and run naked all over shouting "Eureka!" over and over again....that's just how they think!
2. They daydream...A lot.
They are here, but they’re not. They can fly away with their mind at any given moment during a conversation. It is during this time that their planning process is in action. By the end of it...they just have it all figured out.
3. They get easily bored.
They need to stay stimulated in order to stay active. They won't focus on something they don't like. Call them whatever you like, this is just part of their genius.
4. They watch the world with the eyes of a child.
There’s a part of them that never grows up, and maybe this is the real secret, observing the world with the eyes of a child....in all its purity and innocence.
5. They will fail, and you can be sure they will try again.
Life is not always easy for a creative, especially for the professional ones. They will fail a thousand times but they will rise and succeed, only to fail again. Every creative, even the most successful ones, have failed and have been rejected several times in their lives... But they finally did it.
...And in no time you will catch them go:
Failure doesn't bring them down...it makes them even stronger and focused.
6. They are frequently told to get a real job.
It’s not easy to be accepted as a creative, especially when your loved ones expect something different from you. Real creatives will follow their dreams.
7. They will follow their heart, even if often their mind thinks otherwise
It’s said that creative people are more likely to worry less about problems and take more risks. This can result in a thousand failures, but a million satisfactions.
8. They get lost in time, thinking and rethinking about their dreams.
When they are creating they get lost in time and space, they can forget to eat, to drink and even to sleep. When words, colors or ideas start to flow out of their minds there’s nothing else that really matters to them.
9. They work when you sleep and they sleep when you work...inspiration just comes to them at the most unexpected moments.
Like we said, inspiration comes at the most unexpected times. Just take it and make something great out of it.
10. Where most people see a difficulty, they see an opportunity.
They can see the bright side of things, and brilliantly come out of troubles in the most unusual ways.
11. They fall in love with their pieces of work, and hate them the day after.
They're crazy! But that's how their minds work...they find something better and the previous idea becomes a piece of crap.
12. They hate what they've just created, but will totally love it 12 hours later.
13. They are humble and proud at the same time.
They are always willing to learn, but will be extremely proud and confident when it comes to their ideas and creations.
14. They procrastinate
Give them a deadline and they will comply with it, but you can be sure they will do 90% of the work the night before the term.
15. They see the other side of the coin.
They can always observe situations from a different point of view.
16. They don’t like boundaries.
Rules and boundaries are not for them. Many popular creatives in history have even been labeled as rebels.
17. They often don’t like numbers.
They are brilliant and can really amaze you at times, but try to let them do the math and you will be surprised by how much they dislike numbers.
18. They are great observers
They often are great people watchers and notice even the smallest detail. People and basically everything can be the inspiration for their next idea.
19. They do it all over again.
No matter how far they've come with their last creation. If at a given point they don’t like it, they won’t think twice and will trash it just to start all over again. And again. And again.
20. They love everything.
They love. Everything. They love life, they love people, they love emotions, they love animals, they love beauty. They can stay in silence watching the most beautiful sunset they’ve ever seen, or be excited for the next big art exhibit in town. They can get lost in the rain and admire every raindrop like a child. No matter what, their love for life is contagious, and if you have some friends like this, stick with them. They will make your life a little more beautiful.