Nurturing Our Self-Esteem Part 1 | TalentDevelop

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Healthy self-esteem may be a challenge for many creative people. “Millions of people have a hard time internalizing their accomplishments.”

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Nurturing Our Self-Esteem Part 1

Nurturing Our Self-Esteem Part 1

Nurturing Our Self-Esteem Part 1

Comparing ourselves to others may erode how we appreciate our own qualities.

Girl at Mirror by Norman RockwellNorman Rockwell’s oil painting “Girl at Mirror” was on the cover of the Saturday Evening Post on March 6, 1954.

An article made comments that relate to the possible reactions we have when comparing ourselves:

“Two oppositional interpretations are provided here, one in which the girl struggles with a societal image of…

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» Transformational Writing and Sparking Creative Flow - The Creative Mind

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Ocean Robbins and his father John are examples of transformational authors, and give tips on writing and developing creativity.


“Then for ten minutes, write stream of consciousness style, without letting your pen leave the paper except to move to a new letter, on the topic you selected. Don’t censor, don’t edit, and don’t stop…”


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Developing Creativity Newsletter 8.22.14

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Developing Creativity Newsletter: articles include: * Robin Williams: Intensity Is Not Pathology; * Public Speaking for Introverts; * DIY Self-Esteem course & …

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Robin Williams: Intensity Is Not Pathology - The Creative Mind

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The tone of many responses to the death of Robin Williams support the insidious “Crazy Artist” mythology: that artistic creativity depends on mental disorder.


But, as psychologist Scott Barry Kaufman commented, his “comedic genius was a result of many factors, including his compassion, playfulness, divergent thinking, imagination, intelligence, affective repertoire, and unique life experiences. In contrast, his suicide was strongly influenced by his mental illness. This romanticism of mental illness needs to stop.”


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Dancing With Our Unconscious | TalentDevelop

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Being creative and realizing our talents involves self-awareness and respecting who we really are, including our unconscious depths.


In an interview about one of her films, Jodie Foster 

commented, “When you’re a dramatic actor you look for films that hit you in the gut, in this unconscious place that really moves you.”


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Creative People and High Sensitivity

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Creative people are often highly sensitive. Psychologist Elaine Aron, PhD summarizes the personality trait of high sensitivity (sensory processing sensitivity)…

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Robin Williams’s Comedic Genius Was Not a Result of Mental Illness, but His Suicide Was

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This romanticism of mental illness needs to stop.

Douglas Eby's insight:

James Thurman Webb, PhD commented in a Facebook post about Robin Williams: “I have no doubt that he was a highly gifted man who struggled with existential depression. His intensity, sensitivity, and search for life meaning, characteristic of so many gifted people, permeated his life.”

Intensity was an almost defining quality of Williams (and many gifted artists and other people). Polish Psychiatrist and Psychologist Kazimierz Dabrowski defined this intensity as overexcitability: an abundance of physical, sensual, creative, intellectual and emotional energy. As Dr. Webb and others have pointed out, intensity and other characteristics of giftedness may be misinterpreted as pathology.

One of my articles: What do you do with your intensity? [which links to a number of related articles] http://talentdevelop.com/2475/what-do-you-do-with-your-intensity/


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The Silva Life System for Optimizing Personal Growth

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"We believe the key to the next stage of human evolution lies in the mind’s hidden potential. Our mission is to awaken this potential for everyone."

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Actors and High Sensitivity | Highly Sensitive

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Scarlett Johansson: “Sometimes I wish I wasn’t so sensitive.” //

Nicole Kidman: “Most actors are highly sensitive people.” //

Taye Diggs says he has been acting for as long as he has been shy.

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