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Developing Multiple Talents: The personal side of creative expression [Kindle Edition]

Douglas Eby
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Many creative people share an enthusiasm for expressing multiple talents and passions, often from a very young age. Creativity researcher Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi has said, “If there is one word that makes creative people different from others, it is the word complexity. Instead of being an individual, they are a multitude.”

This book is an overview of some of the key aspects of personality and inner life that affect how multi-talented people make use of that complexity, with references to creativity research, plus quotes by psychologists, creativity coaches and personal development leaders, as well as perspectives by actors, painters, novelists, musicians and other creative people.

Also included are many links to other resources such as articles, books, videos and websites, which can help you more deeply explore and realize your own multiple creative interests and talents.


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"Packed full of insights and resources for the creative life, this book offers new ways to thrive as a creative person. I highly recommend it as a resource for anyone who wants to understand the psychology behind our creative drive."
- Cynthia Morris, Writing and creativity coach

"Part book about creativity, part compendium of useful tidbits, quotations and research, and part annotated bibliography, this is a wildly useful and highly entertaining resource."
- Stephanie S. Tolan, fiction writer and consultant on the needs of the gifted.

"The book is kaleidoscopical, just like the subject he describes."
- Willem Kuipers, counselor for extra intelligent people; author of the book Enjoying the Gift of Being Uncommon.

"Douglas Eby does an extraordinary job of integrating complex characteristics into a complete overview of the multitalented personality."
- Lisa A. Riley, MA, LMFT, Creativity coach, Family Therapist

About the Author

Douglas Eby, M.A./Psychology, is a writer, researcher and online publisher on the psychology of creative expression and personal growth. He is author of the Talent Development Resources series of sites.

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  • File Size: 353 KB
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  • Publisher: Douglas Eby (November 25, 2013)
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  • Language: English
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great resource November 25, 2012
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Douglas Eby provides insight and connections to all aspects and experiences of having and developing Multiple Talents. Many points you can relate to with links to learning more.
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Douglas Eby, M.A./Psychology, is a writer, researcher and online publisher on creativity and personal growth. He is creator of the Talent Development Resources series of sites [talentdevelop.com] - which includes Highly Sensitive; High Ability; The Creative Mind; Anxiety Relief Solutions; Inner Talent Interviews; Depression and Creativity; The Inner Actor; The Inner Entrepreneur; The Inner Writer; Personal Growth Information, and other sites.

He has been researching creativity and creative people for more than twenty years, and has interviewed many dozens of actors, writers, directors, designers, painters and other artists for a variety of print and online magazines and sites. He has also interviewed multiple psychologists and coaches who work with creative people.

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