Monday, August 22, 2016

The Characteristics of Geniuses

From The Creative Architect: Inside the Great Midcentury Personality Study by Pierluigi Serranino -
  • The power of deep concentration, tremendous patience, and self-discipline in accomplishing difficult work.
  • Skepticism combined with a paradoxical willingness to believe.
  • Passive surrender to his mental task, and honest frankness to belief in its expression, along with the courage to buck the current of the times.
  • Spontaneity of intuitive and insightful expression.
  • Unusual and original, often surprising ideas.
  • Ability to generalize from the particular significant form the unimportant and the capacity for recognizing a problem that others fail to notice.
  • Periodicity of productive creativity.
  • Intense emotions along with strong capacity for self-control.

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