“Each has his past shut in him like the leaves of a book known to him by heart and his friends can only read the title.” – Virginia Woolf.
A link bridges the gap between creativity and mental illness
Einstein’s famous hair: The story you never knew!
Shakespeare and madness: Do creativity and mental illness go hand- in- hand?
“Many that are not mad have, sure, more lack of reason.” -William Shakespeare.
Schizotypy: Less intense version of schizophrenia.
The liking for dramatic imaginings might help creative people imagine solutions most people wouldn’t.
While the idea of the mad genius might be alluring and seductive, it should not be.
Various researchers have found evidence of an association between creativity and mental illness.
The results suggest that artistic creatives and psychiatric patients share a tendency to unusual ideas and experiences.