Mihaly’s 10 Paradox of Creative People

Mihaly menyatakan ada 10 sikap paradok yang dimiliki oleh orang-orang Kreatif. Tolong analisis dan berikan komentar pribadi Anda terhadap 10 sikap paradok tersebut.

Berikut ini adalah 10 sikap paradok yang dinyatakan oleh Mihaly:

1. Creative people have a great deal of physical energy, but they’re also often quiet and at rest.

2. Creative people tend to be smart yet naive at the same time.

3. Creative people combine playfulness and discipline, or responsibility and irresponsibility.

4. Creative people alternate between imagination and fantasy, and a rooted sense of reality.

5. Creative people trend to be both extroverted and introverted.

6. Creative people are humble and proud at the same time.

7. Creative people, to an extent, escape rigid gender role stereotyping.

8. Creative people are both rebellious and conservative.

9. Most creative people are very passionate about their work, yet they can be extremely objective about it as well.

10. Creative people’s openness and sensitivity often exposes them to suffering and pain, yet also to a great deal of enjoyment.

From Creativity: The Work and Lives of 91 Eminent People, by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, published by HarperCollins, 1996.

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Agus Nggermanto

1.this physical energy is born from their urge to exploit their ideas.and to be able to create such idea, solitary is the best state.

2. Smart yet naive at the same time. Most creative people think uniquely and tend to solve something with an unordinary way. There are a lot of creative people who got negative response when they are telling about their ideas. People tend to make fun of them because creative ideas are usually something that are new and unimaginable without prove.

3. i don’t think its necessary for ‘creative people’ to be discipline and responsible. they have their own definition of ‘discipline’. what’s right and wrong. and they can dance and sing as they like at their discipline zone. whether it disturb other people or authorities interest, they won’t care, i think.

4. Imagination and fantasy and rooted sense of reality. Being creative requires imagination and dreaming. With the power of imagination, we can create things that we can not create in reality. However, being imaginative does not mean that we are 100% creative. In order to be the ultimate creative person, we must think of how to make our imagination real. That is why creative people have to be both imaginative and a high sense of reality.

5. extroverted in the way they gave out, introverted in the way they gave in.

6. Creative people are humble and proud at the same time.
Humble and proud at the same time. Creative people often achieve something that is new and useful to others. In my opinion, the word “proud” here means that creative people is happy when their invention can be used by other people. Humble is a reminder that creativity does not stops just yet. It allows creative people to keep on exploring at discover new things. So being humble and proud must be balanced.

7.Creative people know no boundaries of gender role. For them, as long as the people they are working/sharing ideas with is coming along, it’s fine.

8.Most of us often stereotypes creative people (musicians, artist, poet, etc) as rebellious. But that’s because we only look through one point of view. Creative people had a value of its own; therefore they always had their own ‘conservative’ side

9.If you’re not objective about your work, how are you going to make people believe/like your work? Without being objective, it will be even harder for creative people to realize their work.

10.Suffering and pain yet great deal of enjoyment. When creative people try to find a unique way to solve a problem, they often focused on it and forget about other things. Sometime, they even forget to eat for days. When they are trying to find an inspiration, they look like they are having a very hard time and often looked like a “zombie”. However, thinking is one of the key in being a creative person. Just by doing that makes creative people think that they are a living person.


Who Wants “Apple”?

Have you ever heard “iPod”? Or maybe“iPhone”?

               Nowadays, people started to think everything should be mobile, simple, stylish and user friendly. Your friends could be laugh on you if you go out tomorrow with your big stereo or walkman and a heavy backpack full of your cassettes. “It’s called iPod…” they say. Then what is iPod actually? Is it really cool so that you should get rid of your cool walkman?

                iPod is a popular brand of portable media players to play your music. It could keep your music until hundreds gigabytes without any cassettes or CD’s in it, but you store it in your computer. It designed and marketed by Apple Inc. and launched on October 23, 2001. When I heard about it at the first time, I think it could only be like another new cell phones with different shapes and just the same feature. Then I knew about it that it is a music player. So, about 2 years ago, I bought iPod mini that could keep any songs up to 8 gigabytes, and guess what, it is a great product. I could easily operate it without read any guides and it has a marvelous function. It is the first time I knew Apple Inc. which made it, pretty late am I?

                Apple inc. is an American multinational corporation with a focus on designing and manufacturing consumer electronics and software products. What I know about this company is, they make many creative products besides iPod such as, MacBook, Mac OS X operating system, iTunes and iPhone. Based on the films that I watched months ago, Steve Jobs as one of the founder think everything not only about function, but also art. In the film that I forget the title is, the improvement in Apple Inc. at the beginning of it, is the result of his work too.

                After what Apple Inc. brings, I consider this company is very creative and know how to satisfy what consumer wants with their ideas, and it inspire many people including me. Now, everyone could experience and feel the different taste of Apple.

The Creative The Most

The One Who’s The Most Creative

To be honest, I get confuse to find the most creative person on earth, maybe I could find one or two person who’s creative, but I consider them “just creative” and not the “most creative”. So, I start to thinking or googling and searching the most creative person based on my opinion that I adore the most. Here are the results after hours of thinking. Enjoy, Haha.

·         Allah SWT

Maybe I’m not the one who always pray and thank for the entire gift that God’s gave to me, but I consider God as the one that the most creative in the entire universe that exists. I think the creative one is not only could creating something that wasn’t or cannot be built by anyone else but also inspired and influenced other people’s life including me which in my religion God known as Allah SWT.

One day, my family and I visit Makah to pray in Kasbah or also known as Masjidil Haram. It’s the center of all Muslim people pray to which called qiblat. When I arrived there, I have seen many people praying, crying and begging for forgiveness to Allah SWT. From that moment, I consider the how mighty and powerful Allah SWT could be for people’s life in this world. Allah SWT runs the universe and controls each of human beings life on earth, and I believe in Allah. Maybe we could thank to Allah and consider how creative Allah is by looking all that Allah make in this entire universe.

·         The Gardjito’s

When you read this name, I bet you asking, who’s the Gardjito’s? Maybe it sounds silly, but it’s my family name that came from my father’s name. Why I put my family in this blog? Because they means everything for me, and without them, I am nothing like a stone among the street that nobody cares or thrown away because of its useless. My family includes my dad, my mum, my older sister, me and my younger brother. Actually, the one that I consider the most creative in my family is my dad a.k.a Gardjito Heru. My dad is a hard worker man who always searches for a job or something to be fixed even it’s in the middle of holiday. He makes a family business too instead of his daily business by making a music studio. He gives me many advices and opportunities to improve my knowledge and how to live my life, since then, I realized that he inspire me so much not only from the creative side but everything.

·         Anthony Green

        Who’s this guy? Is he famous?

I don’t care if he is famous or not, but I like his performance and songs. Hah? I didn’t mention it before, did I? Anthony Green (born April 15, 1982) is a musician from Doylestown, PA. He is currently the lead singer of Circa Survive and vocalist for The Sound of Animals Fighting, and previously in the bands Saosin, Audience of One, Jeer At Rome, High and Driving, and Zolof the Rock and Roll Destroyer. What I like the most from him is his extremely high vocal range and dynamics. He make many songs that inspired me about his artistic minds with an extraordinary lyrics, because for the first time I read his lyric, I did not get its means, but I did after I read it and sang it many times. He also designed a shoe which make and sell by Macbeth, one of the famous shoes brand, Anthony Green signature Macbeth.


A Simple Word Called “Creative”

What is “creative”?

                It could be a brand name of electronic devices

                         It could refer to our different ways of thinking

                                It is a word including c, r, e, a, t, I, v and e letter



                From these answers below, I could say that there is no limitation in defining creative, and if there is any of it, it came from ourselves who underestimates our mind’s ability to think, act or response simply with our daily activities, incidents or phenomenon.


Since I gave freedom to my mind to define this word,

And my fingers to click the keyboard,

I could write this blog as I like,

With ways that I like either,

As long as it don’t break any government’s rule,

Does writing blog in different alignments in the same page against the government rule?

I hope not,

I love being free,

Not in jail,


What am I talking about actually?


Never mind…


Talking about creativity with no creative implementation makes it difficult to understand.


I make an abbreviation using this word.


Start to change from the common ways


How to respond to our daily events


Ways to be more efficient


The art of human’s ways of thinking

Think out of the box

Consider what isn’t in our consideration

Impossible to I’m possible

Make your own path if it’s never there already

Value transformation

Improving the value of something


Start to be creative from now…


Hopefully, this blog could inspire you…

See ya, haha…

F*K EMO?! F+@K YOU!!

halo, disini kta smua blajar, bahkan
saya pun masih blajar ttg apa yg ingin
saya ungkapkan.. jd, disini saya tdk
merendahkan siapapun..

saya benci dan muak pada org2 yg
menjelek2kan suatu genre apapun itu,
dan dsini saya mendapatkan bahwa
genre “emo” menjadi salah satu korban
dari cercaan org2 tersebut..

pd suatu acara yg saya hadiri, saat
itu sedang tampil band alone at last..
pada saat mereka tampil, saya byk
mendgrkan makian dr bbrapa “anak metal”
kpd alone at last..


bgini.. saya pun salah satu pemain
instrumen di suatu band yg saya tahu
bergenre metal, namun saya tdk akan
merendahkan genre musik lain..
saya akui, saya pun penggemar musik
emo.. saya pun memainkan lagu finch
dgn gitar akustik walaupun saya
bermain musik metal di studio..
apa saya salah?! menurut saya TDK!!
saya yakin, beberapa “anak metal” yg
mencerca emo pernah menyanyikan lagu
emo tersebut.. dan saya muak kpd
kenyataan ini..

tidak menyukai suatu genre bukan
berarti membenci bukan?!
menurut saya, pd dasarnya musik
diciptakan utk dinikmati, bkn untuk
dipilih atau dibenci..

mungkin saya salah dlm beberapa kata
saya, utk itu, saya menekankan saya
masih belajar.. tolong koreksi saya
jika saya salah..

tapi, saya ingin berpesan bahwa kita
berada dlm satu akar walaupun kita
memiliki idealis yg berbeda dlm musik..
bukankah kita harus menghargai karya
saudara2 musisi lokal kita walaupun
itu radja sekalipun!?
pesan terakhir saya,


saya tunggu kalian yg berpikiran sama
seperti saya..

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