Creative people love cats? Looks like it’s inevitable that creative people come to love cats. Why? Since they have a lot in common and can be great partners to compliment the other. Great artists are known to be cat lovers and show the good examples how cats affect their lives in a fabulous way.
5 Qualities Creative People and Cats Have in Common
What are you doing, your majesty?
Johnny is looking under the refrigerator attentively.
Johnny doesn’t respond servant H. H kneels down and look under the fridge as well as Johnny does.
Hmm. I can’t see anything here. Is there anything to look at?
That’s what I ‘m looking for. I’m looking for something to look for!
Cats are the genius to find something which interests them. They don’t wait for anyone to give what excites them. They are independent at heart. Especially Abyssinian is curiosity-driven cat breed. So if you follow them, chances are you would find something exciting as well!
2. Wide Range of Mood Cycles
Servant H comes back to the KINGDOM and opened the front door.
I’m back, your majesty! I have something good for you!
H shuts the door and open up the bag.
Hey, what you got?
Servant Y looks into what H brought back in.
This is another toy for our king. He loves running around, so I bought some balls made of soft rubber.
I’m sure he will like it.
Well, where is our king?
Our king is in
Taking a nap? What do you mean by that?
I can say he is dozing on and off. I can say he is in a creative mode, too.
Why taking a nap can be creative?
You know before you create something new, something outstanding, you need a lot of energy. He’s saving for it.
Hmm. Whatever. Before I left, he was deliriously happy and now look. He’s in…”energy-saving mode”. What a huge swing of mood!
You have the same kind of traits, H.
I know you have that too, you just don’t let it show. But I can feel it.
So we all are creative geniuses, huh?
You can say we all love taking a nap for sure!
Just like creative people have a huge gap of highs and lows, cats have their own moods. One moment they are so occupied with a toy you are shaking, the very next moment they can be bored and leave. They are true to their heart.
3. Deeply Intuitive
Johnny is sitting on top of a small cardboard box.
Please get off of that box, your majesty. Otherwise, I can’t take out what’s inside.
I am not sitting on this box by my will. But something greater makes me sit on it. Something inside it attracted me and I can’t help but be sitting on it.
You know what’s inside?
No. I have no idea.
Well, then. Let me show you what’s inside and what’d been attracting you.
Servant H puts Johnny off of the box. Opened the box with a small cutter.
There are some pouches inside the box.
Voila! I’ve ordered several different tastes of snacks for you! All raw material freeze-dried. You like it?
OMG! This is what had kept me on top of the box. I am awed by my intuition!
They move as they please. They don’t act on your code. That’s the beauty of this creature.
4. Focus Intensely
Johnny is looking up at the wall on the stairs from the landing.
Servant H walks up to him.
Anything on the wall, your majesty?
Yeah. You see that small butterfly up there? I’m watching him.
I see it. Hmm, he’s way up. You want a lift?
Ah, not this time. I keep watching him. But thanks.
It’s ok, your majesty. You call me when you need me.
H went downstairs and Johnny still keeps on watching a butterfly.
After a while…
H comes back upstairs to find Johnny on the same spot.
You are still watching!
Shh! Don’t distract my focus on him!
What’s your agenda? You are not hunting him down?
I’m watching for
a watching sake.
Cats attention system is amazing. They can be on a watch as long as they want and drop it just like flipping a coin. This ability should come from hunting behavior. It’s to catch a prey and to survive. And there is no reason to keep doing it once your interests are gone.
5. Never Grow Old
Servant H is writing on her laptop at the office. Johnny meows in the distance.
You see I’m writing now. Let’s play some game later.
Johnny still meows but goes downstairs.
H keeps at her writing, focused. After a while, she heard something very light dropped on the floor.
There are Johnny and a piece of feather on the floor.
Play with me now!
Johnny brought a piece of feather under the H’s chair.
Oh, you brought a piece of feather yourself! Ok. Let’s have some short session with it.
H grabs a piece of feather and shakes it here and there. Johnny jumps on it and goes after it until he gets tired of it.
Peter Pan at heart? Cats stay young at heart as well as their body doesn’t look old even if they are older than ten years. They love playing and don’t afraid to be judged. Staying curiosity may keep them fresh.
Cats are free spirit animal. They don’t live in our code. People can’t expect creative people live up to their expectation. That may be the reason people feel uncomfortable being around both cats and creative people. But being around them give you new ideas, a new way of perspective. In other words, you never get bored!
Portraits Of Famous Artists, And The Cats That Kept Them Sane(Huffington Post)
20 Things Only Highly Creative People Would Understand(Lifehack)
5 Traits Creative People Have That Most People Will Never Understand(ELITE DAILY)
Characteristics of highly creative individuals(The Second Principle)
Also published on Medium.