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2013-04-12 09:10:24 PM
As a creative person in the ad bis for many years, I'm rather simplistic in my approach, it is you the audience that is complex.

/can sell you most anything because I like fart jokes
 
2013-04-12 10:18:15 PM
It's not that creative people are complex, its that everyone else is so one-dimensional.
 
2013-04-12 10:18:51 PM
FTA- I think that when you're talking about Michael Jackson and you try to analyze him, it's like analyzing electricity, you know? It exists, but you don't have a clue as to how it works.

Is Shaggy Too Dope writing for Huffpo?
 
2013-04-12 10:19:38 PM
Abusive childhoods, right?

/dnrtfa
 
2013-04-12 10:21:54 PM
I think that when you're talking about Michael Jackson and you try to analyze him, it's like analyzing electricity, you know? It exists, but you don't have a clue as to how it works.

www.blogcdn.com
 
2013-04-12 10:23:06 PM
As someone that works in a (supposedly) creative career, I can tell you that the solutions can be simple, but the approach to sell them have to be creative, since in my experience, most clients want a Gothic door with their Baroque facade.
 
2013-04-12 10:23:28 PM

redsquid: FTA- I think that when you're talking about Michael Jackson and you try to analyze him, it's like analyzing electricity, you know? It exists, but you don't have a clue as to how it works.

Is Shaggy Too Dope writing for Huffpo?


Uh, except a lot of us do understand how electricity works.

Max-shizzles Equations, biatches
 
2013-04-12 10:24:38 PM
Bipolar disorder + being an asshole - getting called an asshole = creativity
 
2013-04-12 10:25:15 PM

Gyrfalcon: It's not that creative people are complex, its that everyone else is so one-dimensional.


I see your point.
 
2013-04-12 10:29:12 PM

Mad Tea Party: I think that when you're talking about Michael Jackson and you try to analyze him, it's like analyzing electricity, you know? It exists, but you don't have a clue as to how it works.

[www.blogcdn.com image 294x165]

3.bp.blogspot.com

 
2013-04-12 10:30:31 PM
Complex people create without their minds. The mind is the app, the calculator, that isn't very creative. You need it to make plans or remember a phone number, but more genii talk about their great ideas coming to them "just like that."

For instance, Kekulé, who figured out the benzene ring by seeing dancing molecules or a snake eating its tail.
Or people like Robin Williams (like him or not) who isn't "thinking" of his jokes - he just creates them.

/Turn off your mind,
//relax
///and float downstream...
 
2013-04-12 10:31:12 PM

TomD9938: Gyrfalcon: It's not that creative people are complex, its that everyone else is so one-dimensional.

I see your point.


People are one dimensional in Groups. (Most people) individually are not. Perhaps you're just shutting too many windows.
 
2013-04-12 10:31:37 PM
Sorry, I can't hear you over the sound of my complex 3D modeling of large buildings and thousands of internal components kind of awesome.
 
2013-04-12 10:31:50 PM
imageshack.us
 
2013-04-12 10:39:40 PM
Sometimes I think I'm creative. But when I see pictures on the internet of really clever things people have thought up I think I'm pretty lame and suspect I have been lying to myself about being creative.
 
2013-04-12 10:46:04 PM

Nemo's Brother: TomD9938: Gyrfalcon: It's not that creative people are complex, its that everyone else is so one-dimensional.

I see your point.

People are one dimensional in Groups. (Most people) individually are not. Perhaps you're just shutting too many windows.


The smoke gets out otherwise.
 
2013-04-12 10:47:09 PM
Creative people are just more mentally I'll then other people.
 
2013-04-12 10:50:23 PM

Thisbymaster: Creative people are just more mentally I'll then other people.


They just have a constructive way of dealing with their mental illness while the rest of us turn to substance abuse.

/The pisser is creative people do even more creative shiat when abusing substances.
//then they self destruct.
 
2013-04-12 10:51:24 PM
And in high school, when people are complimenting you with "You're so creative!" and "You're so unique!" what you hear is "Goddamn, you are a freaky weirdo. Good thing you are entertaining or we'd be beating you up."
 
2013-04-12 10:52:42 PM

Thisbymaster: Creative people are just more mentally I'll then other people.


So they have more of a "can-do" attitude?

/yeah i got nothing else
 
2013-04-12 10:54:02 PM
I can always tell who the "creative" people are at work when they remove the overhead fluorescent bulbs and decorate their cubes with Christmas lights. Oooooo.
 
2013-04-12 10:55:35 PM
Lots of people are creative. Its the ones that can communicate. They're the ones that we think are creative.
 
2013-04-12 10:56:58 PM

TomD9938: Gyrfalcon: It's not that creative people are complex, its that everyone else is so one-dimensional.

I see your point.


I raise you a line.
 
2013-04-12 10:57:13 PM
They forgot young women. They are sooo complex.
 
2013-04-12 10:57:32 PM

AlwaysRightBoy: As a creative person in the ad bis for many years, I'm rather simplistic in my approach, it is you the audience that is complex.

/can sell you most anything because I like fart jokes


Done in one. Creative people tend to think this AND that, everyone else thinks this OR that.
 
2013-04-12 11:00:50 PM

fluffy2097: Thisbymaster: Creative people are just more mentally I'll then other people.

They just have a constructive way of dealing with their mental illness while the rest of us turn to substance abuse.

/The pisser is creative people do even more creative shiat when abusing substances.
//then they self destruct.


"Men have called me mad; but the question is not yet settled, whether madness is or is not the loftiest intelligence- whether much that is glorious- whether all that is profound- does not spring from disease of thought- from moods of mind exalted at the expense of the general intellect."

E.A. Poe
 
2013-04-12 11:11:39 PM
FTA: "They contain contradictory extremes; instead of being an "individual," each of them is a "multitude."

So, they sound like pre-born Abominations, at least as far as the Bene Gesserit are concerned...
 
2013-04-12 11:12:56 PM
I get accused constantly of being ADD - people asking me if i sleep (because what I do, i feckin' rock at), and i kept a link to this article, for sure.

Make you feel better to think people with more energy than you are "ill"? Well, I hope you enjoy your life in amber,

sincerely,
    Squirrel.
 
2013-04-12 11:13:15 PM

FrancoFile: redsquid: FTA- I think that when you're talking about Michael Jackson and you try to analyze him, it's like analyzing electricity, you know? It exists, but you don't have a clue as to how it works.

Is Shaggy Too Dope writing for Huffpo?

Uh, except a lot of us do understand how electricity works.

Max-shizzles Equations, biatches


Not really. Quantum Electrodynamics is how electricity works. Maxwell's Equations and the rest of Classical Electrodynamics is just a macroscopic approximation.
 
2013-04-12 11:16:11 PM

AlwaysRightBoy: As a creative person in the ad bis for many years, I'm rather simplistic in my approach, it is you the audience that is complex.

/can sell you most anything because I like fart jokes


So you're the one who came up with that catchy Beano jingle.
 
2013-04-12 11:18:04 PM

CygnusDarius: As someone that works in a (supposedly) creative career, I can tell you that the solutions can be simple, but the approach to sell them have to be creative, since in my experience, most clients want a Gothic door with their Baroque facade.


PLEASE tell me there was an element of self-parody in that...
 
2013-04-12 11:20:48 PM

Mad_Season: CygnusDarius: As someone that works in a (supposedly) creative career, I can tell you that the solutions can be simple, but the approach to sell them have to be creative, since in my experience, most clients want a Gothic door with their Baroque facade.

PLEASE tell me there was an element of self-parody in that...


Back when I did some web design, I know you could make a really nice site for people and then they'd want you to put up animated gifs and use Papyrus and Comic Sans on everything.
 
2013-04-12 11:23:35 PM
Strippers are very creative
 
2013-04-12 11:29:15 PM
I can't create a decent sentence , not that I would admit it.
 
2013-04-12 11:33:05 PM

FunkOut: Mad_Season: CygnusDarius: Back when I did some web design, I know you could make a really nice site for people and then they'd want you to put up animated gifs and use Papyrus and Comic Sans on everything.


I found that funny too, especially when their site looked like this:
www.roxbourne.com

I felt your pain. The late 90s where special....We need more flaming text!
 
2013-04-12 11:34:18 PM

FunkOut: Mad_Season: CygnusDarius: As someone that works in a (supposedly) creative career, I can tell you that the solutions can be simple, but the approach to sell them have to be creative, since in my experience, most clients want a Gothic door with their Baroque facade.

PLEASE tell me there was an element of self-parody in that...

Back when I did some web design, I know you could make a really nice site for people and then they'd want you to put up animated gifs and use Papyrus and Comic Sans on everything.


I use Papyrus and Heiroglyphs on everything. 'Cause I Fark like an Egyptian.
 
2013-04-12 11:37:21 PM

Danger Avoid Death: FunkOut: Mad_Season: CygnusDarius: As someone that works in a (supposedly) creative career, I can tell you that the solutions can be simple, but the approach to sell them have to be creative, since in my experience, most clients want a Gothic door with their Baroque facade.

PLEASE tell me there was an element of self-parody in that...

Back when I did some web design, I know you could make a really nice site for people and then they'd want you to put up animated gifs and use Papyrus and Comic Sans on everything.

I use Papyrus and Heiroglyphs on everything. 'Cause I Fark like an Egyptian.


Do you walk like one?
 
2013-04-12 11:38:27 PM
We're more complex, because a lot more is going on in our brain chemistry/mapping. There are some regions that are developed way more than the average person. Honestly, yeah, there could be a smidget of mental illness that explains a lot, but not the self-destructive type. Autism, ADHD, bi-polar, and schizophrenia all appear on the same gene. There is also a thin line between them from ascending to descending. I took the ADHD and turned it into a positive. When I caught myself daydreaming or zoning out I'd use that to run Thought Experiments. Whether it be a thesis for a paper, elaborating a writing idea, or something else creative; it all worked out well. People just have to turn negatives into a positive. It also helps to be able to make connections to things other people never even fathom to think about it. Helps a lot predicting trends and what-not, figuring out what people are going to like, yadda yadda. It's also an asshole when you're watching/reading something and can predict the big "twists", how it all ends, and all that. I simply try not to think too much when I just want to enjoy something. It's just something that's hard to turn off.
 
2013-04-12 11:39:06 PM
"Nobody ever called Pablo Picasso an asshole"
 
2013-04-12 11:40:16 PM

rustypouch: Danger Avoid Death: FunkOut: Mad_Season: CygnusDarius: As someone that works in a (supposedly) creative career, I can tell you that the solutions can be simple, but the approach to sell them have to be creative, since in my experience, most clients want a Gothic door with their Baroque facade.

PLEASE tell me there was an element of self-parody in that...

Back when I did some web design, I know you could make a really nice site for people and then they'd want you to put up animated gifs and use Papyrus and Comic Sans on everything.

I use Papyrus and Heiroglyphs on everything. 'Cause I Fark like an Egyptian.

Do you walk like one?


I was even singing that song in my head as I typed that post.
 
2013-04-12 11:45:09 PM
I won't claim to be creative, but I sure as hell have that extroverted-introverted dichotomy going on.

/I'm always nice
//Except for assholes, for whom I always ignore
 
2013-04-12 11:46:55 PM

dmax: Complex people create without their minds. The mind is the app, the calculator, that isn't very creative. You need it to make plans or remember a phone number, but more genii talk about their great ideas coming to them "just like that."

For instance, Kekulé, who figured out the benzene ring by seeing dancing molecules or a snake eating its tail.
Or people like Robin Williams (like him or not) who isn't "thinking" of his jokes - he just creates them.

/Turn off your mind,
//relax
///and float downstream...


I tell students that if they change their word thoughts to picture thoughts, they'll actually be able to hear me. I substitute for all grades. When I speak Spanish, I stop English and picture the thought, usando palabras españoles en vez de.
 
2013-04-12 11:47:17 PM
It's not that creative people are complex, its that everyone else is so one-dimensional makes a big farkin' deal about it.

/some creative people are quite simple and down to earth
//get over it
///precious snowflakes
////slashies
 
2013-04-12 11:47:22 PM

Steak_Cake_Sause: Thisbymaster: Creative people are just more mentally I'll then other people.

So they have more of a "can-do" attitude?

/yeah i got nothing else


Golf clap, good sir or madam as the case may be.
 
2013-04-12 11:51:09 PM
"Out of Csikszentmihaly's list of 10 complex personality traits of creative people..."

Also, can someone tell this guy to buy a vowel?
 
2013-04-12 11:53:26 PM

ParagonComplex: We're more complex, because a lot more is going on in our brain chemistry/mapping. There are some regions that are developed way more than the average person. Honestly, yeah, there could be a smidget of mental illness that explains a lot, but not the self-destructive type. Autism, ADHD, bi-polar, and schizophrenia all appear on the same gene. There is also a thin line between them from ascending to descending. I took the ADHD and turned it into a positive. When I caught myself daydreaming or zoning out I'd use that to run Thought Experiments. Whether it be a thesis for a paper, elaborating a writing idea, or something else creative; it all worked out well. People just have to turn negatives into a positive. It also helps to be able to make connections to things other people never even fathom to think about it. Helps a lot predicting trends and what-not, figuring out what people are going to like, yadda yadda. It's also an asshole when you're watching/reading something and can predict the big "twists", how it all ends, and all that. I simply try not to think too much when I just want to enjoy something. It's just something that's hard to turn off.


THIS!!!! I'm going back o school now to be a nurse. I tend to study way less than anyone else and always end up with one of the highest grades. How? I see the connections between subjects and how they relate to each other better than other people. That and, like you said, take that ADD and use it to constantly run things over in your mind. I may not study as much but I can promise I usually spend more time thinking about that stuff than most people do.
 
2013-04-13 12:04:11 AM

redsquid: FTA- I think that when you're talking about Michael Jackson and you try to analyze him, it's like analyzing electricity, you know? It exists, but you don't have a clue as to how it works.

Is Shaggy Too Dope writing for Huffpo?


Yea, quit reading at that point.

And "creative" just means artists too, right?
 
2013-04-13 12:10:26 AM
Also more complex than me...

i1060.photobucket.com
 
2013-04-13 12:12:33 AM

Mad_Season: CygnusDarius: As someone that works in a (supposedly) creative career, I can tell you that the solutions can be simple, but the approach to sell them have to be creative, since in my experience, most clients want a Gothic door with their Baroque facade.

PLEASE tell me there was an element of self-parody in that...


Slightly, but money doesn't always go hand to hand with taste.
 
2013-04-13 12:13:19 AM

fluffy2097: Thisbymaster: Creative people are just more mentally I'll then other people.

They just have a constructive way of dealing with their mental illness while the rest of us turn to substance abuse.

/The pisser is creative people do even more creative shiat when abusing substances.
//then they self destruct.


QFT. :(
 
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