One of the traits of a predominately creative personality is a Tolerance for Ambiguity.
They don't feel the need to understand everything before they start a project they haven't done before. They just have a fascination with the problem. They know they don't understand it but they know that its a challenge worthy of their curiosity and time.
This 'Not knowing' is too much for some people. They may have an Intelligent Guy reputation to maintain. They can't be seen getting involved in something they don't understand. The right people might thing they're crazy.
Creative personalities don't base their self worth on what is already known, but on knowing the unknown.
(For the confidence & courage series)
Steve writes & coaches about Creative & Career Development
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