Creativity in the high sensory intelligence person, aka highly sensitive person. This article from psychologist Scott Barry Kaufman, who is one of the preeminent creativity scholars on the planet, delves into the functions of the behavioral inhibition system (BIS) and the dopamine pathway that seems to engage when heightened aesthetic sensitivity is present.
I find Kaufman’s explanations insightful and revealing of the “shades of sensitivity” as he calls it, especially with regards to why some high sensory intelligence people may feel more closely aligned with what the creative disposition.
What do you think after reading Kaufman’s article? Informative? Useful? Illuminating?