viernes, 15 de octubre de 2010

Living abroad boosts creativity

Living abroad, is an experience that I recommend to everyone. I think it should be a compulsory subject in Live.

A recent study of the Kellogg University suggests that there is a link between living abroad and creativity.

The research made by William Maddux and Adam D. Galinsky shows that there is some sort of psychological transformation that occur when people are living in a foreign country in order to enhance creativity. “This may happen when people work to adapt themselves to a new culture.”

In the study though, they point out that time spent traveling abroad did not matter; only living abroad was related to creativity.

My personal experience, after living in 3 different countries ( UK, Germany, France) a part from my country of origin Spain is that:

… you learn a lot from other cultures, but also a lot about your own culture and about yourself.
… it is very important to have a positive attitude
… it is important to adopt open position in front of different ways of seeing things and behaving
… it is the only real and efficient way to learn a language
… you can make a lot of new and divers friends
… and and and

Living successfully in another country can help us to be creative in a variety of other circumstances. Try it and share it with me! :)

2 comentarios:

regisbadia dijo...

I agree! I am French and I an living in Spain. And what you are saying is very interesting: this experience is the opportunity not only to learn about an other culture, but also about our own values & way of life (collevtive and personal)
Me gusta este blog ;-)

Blanca dijo...

Thanks for your comments and support regis!