People with creative personalities really do see the world differently | IFLScience

As Pablo Picasso put it:

Others have seen what is and asked why. I have seen what could be and asked why not.

The idea that some people see more possibilities than others is central to the concept of creativity.

Psychologists often measure creativity using divergent thinking tasks. 

The aspect of our personality that appears to drive our creativity is called openness to experience, or openness.

This curiosity to examine things from all angles may lead people high in openness to see more than the average person.

Research, published in the Journal of Research in Personality, found that open people don’t just bring a different perspective to things, they genuinely see things differently to the average individual.

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