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Beautiful Minds

Beautiful Minds

Insights into intelligence, creativity, and the mind

The Creative Gifts of ADHD

“Just because a diagnosis [of ADHD] can be made does not take away from the great traits we love about Calvin and his imaginary tiger friend, Hobbes

October 21, 2014 — Scott Barry Kaufman

How to Be an Optimal Human

Science-informed suggestions to help you have greater health, growth, and happiness.

February 7, 2016 — Scott Barry Kaufman

Why Creativity Is a Numbers Game

It's a great myth that creative geniuses consistently produce great work. Whereas consistency may be the key to expertise, the secret to creative greatness appears to be doing things differently—even when that means failing

December 29, 2015 — Scott Barry Kaufman

Is it Time for a Personal Growth Mindset?

Our focus on competition, grades, and standardized test performance is actively robbing children of the opportunity for the sort of personal growth that really matters.

November 30, 2015 — Scott Barry Kaufman

Creative People Are...

Mindful daydreamers, imaginatively gritty, passionately introverted, openly sensitive, playfully serious, logically intuitive and more.

September 9, 2015 — Scott Barry Kaufman

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