Creative or nuisance?

Johnnie Moore

Johnnie Moore

I’m Johnnie Moore, and I help people work better together

Johah Lehrer reports research showing that while teachers like creative pupils in theory they don’t in practice.

In fact, when they were asked to rate their students on a variety of personality measures – the list included everything from “individualistic” to “risk-seeking” to “accepting of authority” – the traits mostly closely aligned with creative thinking were also closely associated with their “least favorite” students.

I think this is repeated in adult organisations.

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