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What’s Your Creative Type?

June 17, 2019 - Stephan Salt

Everyone Has One

I’ve been busy finding out my Creative type through a creative testing that explores the many faces of the creative personality.

What fascinates me about this is that’s it’s all based on psychology research and as UX designer I’m pretty fond of. It assesses the simple habits and basic tendencies, from the actions you may take and think, to how you see what’s in front of you, to help better understand what kind of creative person you are. This isn’t just for a creative minded soul, it’s a form to make you know who you are as an artistic human.

All you will need to do is answer 15 simple questions (with two answers per question) which will give you that deeper understanding, plus full insight on how to really maximize the gifts you as a creative person has right from a psychology point of few to then face challenges head-on.

These creative types more complex than you might think. These are more like signposts, leading you down the path to the fullest potential as a creative. Probably there is a core type that really best fits you, you may sometimes (on occasion) change your creative type, in different stages of your life and your career. But this doesn’t stop there, these stages of changing types could ever change when you are in the creative moment – on a project. But they say, you will have all 8 different creative types within you.

Here is a little more information that you might find useful about this new test, these are the people or organisations that brought you this insightful test allowing you to know a little more about yourself as a creative person:

Adobe Create: Community Champion

Adobe Create

Creative Types is brought to you by Adobe Create Magazine. Through the lenses of craft, culture, and career, we celebrate and fuel creative minds with inspirational stories, Creative Cloud how-tos, and more.

Anyways Creative: Creative Partner

Anyways is a creative agency that helps brands to become more adventurous and meaning-driven through collaborations with the world’s best creative talent. As part of the HudsonBec Group alongside It’s Nice That, they believe in the power of creativity in brand communications. Anyways Creative acted as the Creative Partner behind Adobe’s Creative Types project, including sourcing creative collaborators and overseeing the project from ideation to execution.

Carolyn Gregoire: Test Designer + Writer

Carolyn is a Brooklyn-based writer and creative collaborator whose work explores the inner lives of humans. She’s written about everything from psychedelic research to neuroaesthetics to Vedic meditation for publications like Scientific American, TIME, Harvard Business Review, and The Huffington Post, and she is a co-author of Wired to Create: Unravelling the Mysteries of the Creative Mind. Carolyn created the experimental design and wrote the content for the Creative Types project.

Isabel + Helen: Set Designers

Isabel + Helen use simple sensory pleasures as a starting point to create ambitious installations that invite their audiences to become participants in play. Combining a stripped-back aesthetic with a sense of humour, they conceive both quiet interventions and large-scale constructions. Isabel + Helen designed and created the playful, tactile environments that appear in the videos between the Creative Types test questions.

Anton Hjertstedt: Character Designer

Anton Hjertstedt is a 3D artist living and working in London. He uses 3D software and virtual reality to create pieces that integrate digital explorations, still life, uncanny architecture, and materiality. Anton has worked with brands including the New York Times, Zegna, Soho house, Droga5, and Reebok. He designed and produced the Creative Types’ eight character representations.

BBDE: Videographer + Film Director

Brendan Baker and Daniel Evans are a London-based photographic duo whose still-life work combines the power of the surreal and the hyperreal. Collaborating since 2011, they’ve produced imagery for the likes of Apple, Adidas, Louis Vuitton, and Hermés, and their work has been exhibited in galleries in London, Los Angeles, and New York. Baker and Evans directed and photographed the sets used for the videos between the Creative Types test questions.

Daniel Powell: Web Designer

Dan Powell is a web designer and developer whose work explores the way people interact and play within digital spaces. Dan, who works primarily in the realm of art and design, created and produced the Creatives Types of interactive digital experience.

Adobe Create Creative Meeting

Taking the test

So I thought I would have a play and therefore I took the test and this was my outcome:

I’m a Visionary: imagining the impossible

Here’s what it says about me:

  • Creative Strengths
  • I’m full of big ideas, ability to see potential and possibilities everywhere
  • Untapped Potential
  • Using my visions to fuel consistent daily action
  • Ideal Collaborator
  • The Thinker

Here’s a little more which might help you gain a little more insight into who I am as a Creative if you ever work with me.

“I live in a world of infinite possibilities, preferring to see things not as they are but as they could be. Apparently, I know life is limited only by the boundaries of my own beliefs, and I would say this for sure, I’m driven to push the limits of, well, everything.”

It continues to say that “I’m Emotional, passion-driven, and full of ideas, and the VISIONARY combines a vivid imagination with a desire for practical solutions.” (That’s real Deep)

“My introspective and intuitive nature is balanced by a keen interest in the world around myself and a desire to contribute to society”.

“I’m charismatic and expressive, (I do) love sharing my ideas and visions with others and creating a community around shared values and ideals.”

“What is my greatest gift? It’s the ability to see the spark of potential in everything and everyone and to inspire others to see it, too. I am able to guide people toward an invisible horizon with a rare generosity of spirit and strength of conviction, which is great as I see myself as a creative who gives back rather than holds everything in.”

I’m also being told not to get stuck in the dreaming stage, “VISIONARY. My greatest challenge—and true power—lies in learning to take consistent daily action to create the future envision for myself.”

“Seek out the “voice of reason” of the THINKER type to help me take a grounded, rational approach to the creative work I do. The THINKER’s deep perception and probing intellect lend a powerful clarity that can bring the visions into sharper focus.”

Wow. That was some powerful insight into myself. I feel I can see myself in this and feel if you take the test you’ll be able to find your Type.

There are 8 Creative Types:

  • The Artist – seeing beauty, creating beauty
  • The Thinker – deep thoughts, big questions
  • The Adventurer – so much inspiration, so little time
  • The Maker – committed to your craft
  • The Producer – process is power
  • The Dreamer – the power of imagination unleashed
  • The Innovator – move, shake, disrupt, repeat
  • The Visionary – imagining the impossible

With this quiz you might start to understand a little more solved the mysteries your creativity.

Some Psychologists may say that people who are creative have the tendency to avoid many things such as routine— in this, we mean that we’re changing constantly. We feel that we are often misunderstood due to how we see our world, but neuroscience does show that the brains in our heads are wired differently, literally.

Most creatives tend to particular have one shape in which best describes them as an individual, with that solid unique perspective on creating, including motivations, challenges, and unique ways of interacting with other people.

So with this Test, “Creative Types” and this aims to show you in some clever way, the personality within us. The main goal of the simple test is to show you your inner strengths of many different personalities that are all suited for creatives, in a matter that could better the way we think of ourselves as well as the creative processes and the potentials in ourselves.

The creator of this wonderful test has said;

“There were countless different traits and characteristics to measure, but it all seemed to boil down into three core questions: Are you an introvert or an extrovert? Are you more intellect-dominant or emotion-dominant? Are you a dreamer or a doer?”

These core questions are mixed to then create a clear combination of your creative types.

Using these in your field of working as a creative you’ll get to know the strengths of yourself and the people around you. I will for sure be learning a few more aspects of the team here at Fifteen and putting their Creative Type to the Test when working with them.

So if you feel inspired to know which type you are then head over to My Creative Type and discover your true inner creative.

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