Ingenuity + Insight: The 7 Personality Traits of Crazy Creative Individuals
Associative orientation: Imaginative, playful, have a wealth of ideas, ability to be committed, sliding transitions between fact and fiction. Need for originality: Resists rules and conventions. Have a rebellious attitude because of a need to do things no one else does.
Motivation: Have a need to perform, goal oriented, innovative attitude, stamina to tackle difficult issues.
Ambition: Have a need to be influential, attract attention and recognition.
Flexibility: Have the ability to see different aspects of issues and come up with optimal solutions.
Low emotional stability: Have a tendency to experience negative emotions, greater fluctuations in moods and emotional state, failing self-confidence.
Low sociability: Have a tendency not to be very considerate, are obstinate and find faults and flaws in ideas and people.
-- Taken from a recently published Norwegian study which documented key personality traits of artists, musicians, marketing students and professionals in non-creative fields.
The study also concluded that musicians were more likely to not be "particularly stable emotionally." Which goes to prove the age-old notion that artists are batshit crazy.