I don't know if I'd consider myself a "creative" person, but I definitely love creating. Every since I was a kid I would create art, write stories, and put on performances.
I've been called "creative, a little weird, and not the average person."
But is it because my brain works differently?
And here's how.
Creativity is not just a "part" or "side" of the brain.
There's no left and right side to a creative mind. Instead it's a host of interconnectivity. The creative mind have the most dynamic interplay and network of specific parts of the brain. Thing of it as connecting different parts of the brain that aren't in the average person. It also seems “self-generated cognition” part of the brain is most active. This part of the brain is associated with daydreaming, ruminating, or otherwise letting our minds wander.
Creative people are able to juggle contradictory modes of thought.
The brain is supposed be be separate from each other in some instances, whereas at times it's parts works together. Well the parts that communicate less together-- cognitive and emotional, deliberate and spontaneous seem to be best buds in a creative mind.
A summary of the findings?
That the creative person is: "Both more primitive and more cultured, more destructive and more constructive, occasionally crazier and yet adamantly saner, than the average person."
So we are more insane, yet we seem less? More able to be clean but make a mess? Sounds about right to me.