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

Are you more creative than the average person?

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imBobertRobert
12/29/12 10:54 pm

Well seeing these results kinda makes me think that I must be just as creative as everybody else then.

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Pethorse3
12/25/12 10:23 pm

i make duck tape crafts and on my instagram account we just hit 1000 followers!

pinkyusuck The Carribean. I wish.
12/25/12 9:48 pm

Lol. I'm sure you've got some talents up your sleeve.

pinkyusuck The Carribean. I wish.
12/25/12 9:47 pm

That tells you that you're not creative enough to figure it out. So...probably not.

lmurder MDK
12/25/12 7:38 am

Everyone is more creative than 9j1978

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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JennaF sunflower state of mind
12/24/12 11:13 pm

YES! Right now the color of the state of Kansas (red or blue) depends on MY vote! Muahahahaha!

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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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gonzoboy Arizona
12/24/12 8:29 am

I am creative in the kitchen, love cooking! Otherwise, I'm only creative when it's necessary. I'm not among those oozing with creativity, in search of an outlet to express it.

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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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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christine1986
12/24/12 5:45 am

This is a tough one. I try to be creative but other people always seem to come up with cooler ideas then I do. Lol. I guess it depends on where average lies. I'd say slightly more then average I guess. I try at least...

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praetorianus65
12/23/12 10:29 pm

So do I but what happens onboard stays onboard - in real life I act pretty normal though I find this world weird ;)

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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praetorianus65
12/23/12 10:21 pm

Everyone is creative - it's a matter of degree. Total uniqueness however is extremely hard.

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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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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dabears
12/23/12 9:55 pm

Yeah I just made that up, but 5,000 words, that is impressive keep it up.

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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FyndFyre Moon Base Alpha
12/23/12 9:43 pm

Unfortunately, no.

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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 9:37 pm

I'm creative, in a way. If you give me any problem, I can usually come up with a very creative and unique solution.
However, when it comes to artsy creativity, I'm about as creative as an elephant.

susanr Colorado
12/23/12 9:36 pm

When you consider that (1) who knows how creative the "average" person is anyway, and (2) it's almost certain that the SoH population is not a cross-section of the population, I'm surprised it's anywhere near as close as 52%.

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praetorianus65
12/23/12 9:31 pm

A page or so excerpt would probably tell me if it's real or gibberish - it's not easy to make a language up that doesn't look too repetitive.
Repetition and "famalamadama" type words usually show it's not real.

susanr Colorado
12/23/12 9:29 pm

Huh? I'm looking at 52% right now. Can't believe it was that different 2 hours ago.

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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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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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alex1018
12/23/12 8:41 pm

These numbers are soooooo false.

praetorianus65
12/23/12 8:23 pm

No, that's just gullibility - others made the sht up some people believe.

timeout Boston Strong
12/23/12 8:08 pm

Not really, pretty average I guess. I will say I get really creative when it comes to cooking. I've become pretty good at it I'm told.

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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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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Redemption97
12/23/12 7:16 pm

Im wayyyyy more creative than average.... All you have to do is look at my wardrobe.

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RJ1969 SoCal
12/23/12 7:08 pm

what do you think?

I have to say, with some of the sht you make up, you've got me beat.

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RunningBare Pennsylvania
12/23/12 6:51 pm

90% of people think they are above "average".

thelowend imitation is flattery
12/23/12 6:18 pm

writing original music...hmmm. I disagree bob...signed the analrapist.

praetorianus65
12/23/12 5:45 pm

A good strategy demands creativity to imagine all probable outcomes and contingency plans for each.

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graciegirl
12/23/12 5:44 pm

Yes, I paint a lot, and I have a wild imagination :)

twotired
12/23/12 5:23 pm

I'm not really creative but I'm definitely strategic.

wetheslaves Live each moment fully
12/23/12 5:19 pm

Jms, did you ever read timeline by Michael Crichton? I think you might enjoy it. They also have it in audio edition if you prefer to listen.

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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praetorianus65
12/23/12 5:00 pm

Reason for not publishing : most are very private and some would violate copyright by expanding existing worlds.

praetorianus65
12/23/12 4:55 pm

I have an extremely vivid imagination, been writing hundreds of short stories (but only a few published in obscure ebook anthologies), invented a Tolkinesque culture with fully functional language, invented encoding ciphers, a boardgame etc, so yes, but all brainwork, nothing manual.

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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TopsQueen Oregon Coast
12/23/12 3:30 pm

Same with my husband he can do all sorts stuff, but he needs me to do the creative part when we make thanks. I design it he puts it together. He is a metal shop teacher and does a very awesome job with that.

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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