Richard G. Petty, MD

The New Creative Mind

As you will have seen by now, I’m intrigued by creativity for it’s own sake and because it is a fundamental property of sentient systems. Therefore creativity is an innate skill that we all share, but it can be developed to an extraordinary degree.

I’ve come across a very interesting article about what is being called the New Creative Mind. The suggestion is that it is a blend of Analytical, Expressive, Curious and Sensual dimensions that need to be integrated into a thinking process. There’s a pretty accompanying graphic that is not, I think, meant to point to specific regions of the brain. At least I hope not!

Expanding the usual framework of creativity, provides this model with some real merits. Though I think that it needs a little more: creativity is usually spurred by a question, fired by a passion to know the answer, and delivered by the creation of a new dynamic structure that needs both knowledge and skills to manifest it. This applies whether we are trying to construct a scientific model, be more creative in how we develop and maintain a relationship, or create a work of art.

"Creativity is an activity, not a gift.”
–Peter F. Drucker (Austrian-born American Economist and Management Consultant, 1909-2005)

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About Richard G. Petty, MD
Dr. Richard G. Petty, MD is a world-renowned authority on the brain, and his revolutionary work on human energy systems has been acclaimed around the globe. He is also an accredited specialist in internal and metabolic medicine, endocrinology, psychiatry, acupuncture and homeopathy. He has been an innovator and leader of the human potential movement for over thirty years and is also an active researcher, teacher, writer, professional speaker and broadcaster. He is the author of five books, including the groundbreaking and best selling CD series Healing, Meaning and Purpose. He has taught in over 45 countries and 48 states in the last ten years, but spends as much time as possible on his horse farm in Georgia.

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