Creative people physically see the world differently

Scientists believe that there are five main personality traits: openness, extroversion, neuroticism, agreeableness and conscientiousness.
By Jeremy Morrow | May 04, 2017
Creative people physically see the world differently, and notice things other people don't, including spirits

New research has found that creative people see the world differently.

Artistic and adventurous people can process more virtual information than others, and notice many things that other people miss.

However, this 'open personality' trait can also cause paranoia and delusion.

Scientists believe that there are five main personality traits: openness, extroversion, neuroticism, agreeableness and conscientiousness.

People with open personalities are creative, curious, and keen to explore new things.

And scientists have now discovered that open people may actually 'see' more possibilities.

"They seem to have a more flexible gate for the visual information that breaks through into their consciousness," Dr. Anna Aninori, from the University of Melbourne told New Scientist.

In the study, researchers asked 123 university students to take part in a visual task called the 'binocular rivalry test.'

In the task, study participants were shown a red image with one eye and a green image with the other eye for two minutes.

Most people are confused by the scenario, and normally report seeing an object changing between red and green.

However, a few participants saw the two objects merge in a patchwork pattern.

The scientists discovered that people with open personalities were more likely to have mixed perception.

People with other personalities were less likely to have mixed perception.

The results of the study may explain why open people are more creative than the rest of the population.

Previous studies have shown that open people are more likely to come up with new uses for everyday objects such as bricks.

According to Dr. Antinori, when open people come up with all these "crazy" new uses for bricks; it might be because they perceive the world differently.

But the research also gave a glimpse into the darker side of open personalities.

Dr. Niko Tiliopulos from the University of Sydney told New Scientist that extremely open people are more likely to suffer from delusions and paranoia.

Open people may see "see" spirits, or misinterpret interpersonal or other signals.

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