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Beautiful Minds

Beautiful Minds

Insights into intelligence, creativity, and the mind

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

Confessions of a Neurotic Extravert

Do you often act first and then worry immediately about the consequences of your actions? Do you say whatever enters your mind but then immediately regret what you’ve just said? Are you often not quite sure whether you are actually happy or really existentially troubled?  Don’t fret: you may just be a neurotic extravert.

August 30, 2015 — Scott Barry Kaufman

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