Begin the habit of daily mnemonics practice (basic systems like peg lists)
Creativity. I know the more I practice creative memorable thinking the easier it will become. BUT there seems to be something like the equivalent of “writer’s block” except when it comes to Mnemonics. I read Moonwalking With Einstein, and he walks you through a grocery list. I still remember items from that list 8 years later because he described such wacky obscure things, like to remember cottage cheese on the grocery shopping list (he said to use your home as the memory palace) imagine Michael Phelps in a swimming pool of cottage cheese.
That’s memorable! But most of the time when a creative thought is described its easy for me to imagine, but difficult, extremely difficult for me to initially create a memorable enough image or story in my mind for something to stick.
I’ve memorized a couple of chapters worth of Bible verses, mainly when I was 13-16 ish years old (I’m now 25). But I used rote memorization. Whenever I quote those things nothing runs through my mind, no pictures, the words just flow off the “tongue” so to speak.
- Find books, articles, systems, videos, to help aid in my creative Juices
- Mental model ideas: Things you use to aid in Creativity to remember your Mnemonic Systems
Psychological Personality Context:
According to the Big 5 Personality Model (I took the IPIP-NEO personality assessment) here are my results (based on percentile) for “Openness to Experience” aka my artistic creative side. This may help add context so that a work-around or specific practices can be implemented to increase how I think in regards to creativity.
- Imagination 1
- Artistic Interest 1
- Emotionality 53
- Adventurousness 61
- Intellect 12
- Liberalism 4
Descriptions of the facets:
Imagination. To imaginative individuals, the real world is often too plain and ordinary. High scorers on this scale use fantasy as a way of creating a richer, more interesting world. Low scorers are on this scale are more oriented to facts than fantasy. Your level of imagination is low.
Artistic Interests. High scorers on this scale love beauty, both in art and in nature. They become easily involved and absorbed in artistic and natural events. They are not necessarily artistically trained nor talented, although many will be. The defining features of this scale are , and natural and artificial beauty. Low scorers lack aesthetic sensitivity and interest in the arts. Your level of artistic interests is low.
Emotionality. Persons high on Emotionality have good access to and awareness of their own feelings. Low scorers are less aware of their feelings and tend not to express their emotions openly. Your level of emotionality is average.
Adventurousness. High scorers on adventurousness are eager to try new activities, travel to foreign lands, and experience different things. They find familiarity and routine boring, and will take a new route home just because it is different. Low scorers tend to feel uncomfortable with change and prefer familiar routines. Your level of adventurousness is average.
Intellect. Intellect and artistic interests are the two most important, central aspects of openness to experience. High scorers on Intellect love to play with ideas. They are open-minded to new and unusual ideas and like to debate intellectual issues. They enjoy riddles, puzzles, and brain teasers. Low scorers on Intellect prefer dealing with either people or things rather than ideas. They regard intellectual exercises as a waste of time. Intellect should be equated with intelligence. Intellect is an intellectual style, not an intellectual ability, although high scorers on Intellect score higher than low-Intellect individuals on standardized intelligence tests. Your level of intellect is low.
Liberalism. Psychological liberalism refers to a readiness to challenge authority, convention, and traditional values. In its most extreme form, psychological liberalism can even represent outright hostility toward rules, sympathy for law-breakers, and a love of ambiguity, chaos, and disorder. Psychological conservatives prefer the security and stability brought by conformity to tradition. Psychological liberalism and conservatism are not identical to political affiliation, but certainly, incline individuals toward certain political parties. Your level of liberalism is low.