It is interesting to note the strong co-relation between creativity and communication. People tend to be drawn to people who are able to reply with a unique reply. For example, when asked if the soccer match last night was interesting, a reply such as “If you consider the fact that the goal keepers are asleep throughout the match as interesting, then it is” rather than a straight answer tend to draw laughter and interest from listeners who often regard such replies as witty and humorous.
It seems that some of us are able to respond with creative replies more often than the rest, and thus are often regarded as better communicators. Even if this is not the case, individuals who are able to come up with creative responses are still considered as good company. For those of you who wish to learn more about how this works, writer Edward De Bono has written two books that may be helpful. They are “How to have a beautiful mind” and “How you can be more interesting”.
We can often see such witty dialogues at work in the movies. Let’s have a look at a quote from the movie Hairspray. When Penny Pingleton said that she is nothing without the show that she is currently starring in, Prudy Pingleton replied that having nothing will build her character. With creativity, a certain degree of ingenuity and a shift in perspective, Prudy Pingleton has turned a negative situation into a positive and encouraging one.
From the abovementioned points, it seems that there is a distinct link between creativity and communication. I believe that it will be good to acknowledge this observation when we try to improve our communication skills.