Social withdrawal can fuel creativity

Published March 5, 2018

A story on BBC about new research that suggests that there are potential benefits to enjoying spending time alone reports a paper by Julie Bowker, associate professor of psychology, was the first to show that a type of social withdrawal could have a positive effect, particularly on creativity. Unsociable people are likely to be “having just enough interaction,” she said. “They have a preference for being alone, but they also don’t mind being with others.”

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