Psychological Androgyny Is Essential for Creativity

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“Creative individuals to a certain extent escape this rigid gender role stereotyping. When tests of masculinity/femininity are given to young people, over and over one finds that creative and talented girls are more dominant and tough than other girls, and creative boys are more sensitive and less aggressive than their male peers.”
— Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi quoted by Maria Popova

Beautiful summary of the book “Creativity” by Mihaly Csikszentmihaly.

There are other great quotes in the article, like:

“A psychologically androgynous person in effect doubles his or her repertoire of responses and can interact with the world in terms of a much richer and varied spectrum of opportunities.”

Feels right to me. ;)


Via John Hagel.