From Scien­tific Amer­ican: The creative process — from the first drop of paint on the canvas to the art exhi­bi­tion — involves a mix of emotions, drives, skills, and behav­iors. It’d be mirac­u­lous if these emotions, traits and behav­iors didn’t often conflict with each other during the creative process, creating inner and outer tension. Indeed, creative people are often seen as weird, odd, and eccen­tric. · Go to The messy minds of creative people →