Thursday, August 04, 2011

Study Links Creativity and Arrogance

"At the age of six years I wanted to be a chef. At the age of seven I wanted to be Napoleon. My ambitions have continued to grow at the same rate ever since." — The first sentence of Salvador Dali's "Diary of a Genius".

The study, just published in the journal Personality and Individual Differences, was conducted by a research team led by psychologist Paul Silvia of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

The Focused Arrogance of the Highly Creative (
New research links creativity with lower levels of honesty and humility.

Pride and Prodigy (WNYC radio interview with psychologist Paul Silvia)

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