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Show Of Hands December 23rd, 2012 12:00am

Are you more creative than the average person?

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Tony SOH Founder
12/23/12 11:07 am

Sure, but are you more conceited than the average person? :-)

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droo Santa Barbara
12/23/12 10:51 am

I sometimes feel conceited answering "yes" to these.

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Tony SOH Founder
12/23/12 10:49 am

I'm looking forward to putting together an "Are you X than the average person?" infographic. Smarter, funnier, more creative, more attractive...should be interesting to see the characteristics of those few people who answered all "Yes" or all "No".

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BAL North Carolina
12/23/12 2:39 pm

Taking selfies, editing them, and posting them on tumblr/ instagram/ Facebook/ twitter doesn't make you "artsy".

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Brookee woo pig
12/23/12 11:47 am

I'm creative unless someone asks me to be creative on the spot then im just about as creative as a potato..

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Sam95 Nebraska
12/23/12 1:13 pm

No. My sister though, is sooo creative its unbelievable! She is currently writing 5 books, she makes clay sculptures all the time, she can draw like no other, and creates amazing/funny videos! She is one talented girl. I'm very proud of her. Her creative mind never stops. She will go far in life.

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mac007 Mars
12/23/12 10:22 pm

One of my teachers wrote of me that he lives in a world of his own creation. I still live there even at 60 years of age and it's wonderful. ????

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rastamonsta
12/23/12 10:05 am

True.
I'm creative when it comes to art.
Not "Saw" death traps creative.

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sunshine0i? Wisconsin
12/23/12 10:12 am

When my teacher told us to write about anything three pages long I wrote about what it would be like to be stuck in the angel of a nativity scene. Does that type of thing count ?

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gonk In a psychology textbook
12/23/12 9:48 am

Way more creative, and an infinitely better designer than 90% of the population. Creating is my life. I couldn't live without art.

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rastamonsta
12/23/12 9:49 am

I think everyone has creativity within, but I do believe I am abnormally creative.
Or do they call that weird?

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jms in the middle of Nowhere
12/23/12 10:11 am

I think so. I love doing all kinds of creative things. Recently I've been making my own knitting and crochet patterns. I designed my wedding dress 21 years ago. I make amazing birthday cakes for my children (Batman yesterday & Taz today for 2 of them). And many other ways.

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wetheslaves Live each moment fully
12/23/12 10:18 am

I feel like a craftsman who was born in a time of factory widget making sometimes.

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Loadmaster Sacto
12/23/12 10:26 am

Except when buying Christmas gifts

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anonymom Virginia
12/23/12 8:06 pm

I finally got to say "yes" to one of these, too! I write, sew, knit, crochet, spin my own yarn (I have a spinning wheel and a drop spindle), make fancy schmancy birthday cakes, sketch...I don't feel right unless I'm creating something.

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apod
12/23/12 3:25 pm

All that stuff at the beginning? Yea its called "duct tape"

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thelowend imitation is flattery
12/23/12 11:35 am

musically - yes. aurally, yes. I can't draw a stick man to save my goddamn life though...

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Pacific
12/23/12 9:46 am

Im slightly more insane, does that count?

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tommysq Chicagoland
12/23/12 4:23 pm

Not with my hands in an arty sort of way. But the stuff that comes out of my brain is totally out of control.

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moss76 Michigan
12/23/12 10:09 pm

I think some people have very different definitions of what it means to be creative. It is curious though that some people's definition of creativity pretty much applies to everyone, therefore not really making them more creative than average. Some of these comments made me laugh :-)

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Brookee woo pig
12/23/12 11:47 am

52% of people are more creative than the average person.. Hmm...

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praetorianus65
12/23/12 10:20 pm

I see at least two types of creativity : problem solving and creating abstract or concrete things of originality.

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musicfreak Loving Life
12/23/12 12:07 pm

I guess SOH people are more creative then the average person :)

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jms in the middle of Nowhere
12/23/12 5:14 pm

I'd actually love to live in one of the historical re-enactment villages. I have the right skills. I just need the right clothes and no one would even know I wasn't from the 20th century!!!

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FreeBird1
12/24/12 1:37 pm

How am I supposed to know how creative the average person is?

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JanuaryLove
12/23/12 10:27 am

Sure, creative writing counts.

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dabears
12/23/12 1:53 pm

Herd'fd jhuud walala iloput.
I created my own language, beat that!

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Bekka Just relaxing...
12/23/12 7:42 pm

This is the first time I could say yes! I don't think I'm better-looking, smarter, etc than the average person, but I think I'm pretty creative.

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chile safer than congress
12/23/12 2:27 pm

It wasn't asking if you are more "special"

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idream
12/23/12 11:12 am

Not in the drawing, painting way. But I love to act and that's my creative outlet.

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praetorianus65
12/23/12 9:28 pm

Elo Dgenn, s'funae ej 1981.
If you are serious you have to beat a 150 page grammar and 5,000 words of mine. We are not alone, I've read an estimate of 20,000 experimental languages. Klingon is well known for instance.

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BitsySpider
12/25/12 12:04 am

I have to wonder how many of the people who are more creative than average are actually just narcissistic.

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Kay41 the Midwest
12/24/12 8:07 am

Not at all! Of course I also answered no to being smarter, better looking and funnier. I will, however, answer yes to "lower self-esteem" than the average! :)

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lazel fandom rehab
12/23/12 12:16 pm

It's fun to be creative on your essay questions on finals. I like to have a lot of fun with those. Once I had to talk about my favorite part of English and I said I get chills whenever I hear about adverbs

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MrWolfe Nashville
12/23/12 12:30 pm

My profession is as a session musician and producer, so yes by default.

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jms in the middle of Nowhere
12/23/12 12:46 pm

Me too!!!! I've long felt I was born in the wrong era for my set of skills.

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wetheslaves Live each moment fully
12/23/12 12:51 pm

Jms, I am sure the right fit is out there for us. I am thinking we need to make it happen...

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lindiihop Michigan
12/23/12 1:47 pm

I always feel like I have to be doing something with my hands, and doing arts and crafts is the perfect outlet for that. I especially love doodling, origami, and most recently, crocheting.

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FIAT2LUX On Planet Earth
12/23/12 10:45 am

I'm creative, but as with so many of these, "Are you above average in XYZ?" you've got to wonder, "Since when have you been able to judge yourself as being above average in XYZ area?" I said no.

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apod
12/23/12 3:26 pm

Please dont use that word

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TopsQueen Oregon Coast
12/23/12 3:27 pm

Create my own embroidery designs for my machine I create my own knitting designs and crochet designs and I have created many recipes so I would say yes. Also haves tendency for depression. Tends to go with being creative.

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PeppyHare Do a barrel roll
12/23/12 11:20 am

It is very difficult in my opinion. There is no perfectly average world to compare ourselves. What is average appearance here isn't the same as there.

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susanr Colorado
12/23/12 9:27 pm

Why do you say that, and how do you know? What percent of people would you EXPECT to say they think they're more creative than average? What percent of people actually ARE more creative than average? Isn't that last figure 50%? Take a look at the numbers again.

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PeppyHare Do a barrel roll
12/23/12 9:39 pm

One of those painting elephants?

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FyndFyre Moon Base Alpha
12/23/12 9:48 pm

I answered yes, simply because my mind sometimes wanders along very strange and creative paths, which I'm pretty sure most other people's minds haven't traveled. One time in my teens I started thinking along the lines or Rene Descartes, before I even knew about him . . .

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geoag02 Dallas, TX
12/24/12 8:09 am

I am in certain areas like application of mathematical theories. I am not artistic at all though.

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babyboomer1 The flatulance express
12/23/12 9:51 am

No, but people feel I am as I will always find the easiest most expedient way to complete a task. It's not creativity in my mind. It's just getting the job done.

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gonk In a psychology textbook
12/23/12 9:54 am

Depends on how you use it. ????

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