Are creative thinkers truly fearless people? In most cases, yes! They aren’t deterred by public opinion and they aren’t scared of flouting convention. Convention is a stifler. It kills creativity and no creative person can function in a restrictive environment. As a creative thinker you have to be willing to kick over the traces. To be able to challenge well-established boundaries you cannot concern yourself with what other people think. To break new ground you have to be able to think freely. And to create new ideas without worrying about maintaining the old conventions you have to be fearless.
One of the first things that you can see in handwriting is an independence of spirit. Let me give you a few examples. Freud stands out as one of the most notable independent spirits of the 20th century. So much so that he single-handedly changed the attitudes and outlook of the last century. The influence of his revolutionary theories affected every aspect of society from relationships and morality to literature, psychology and religion. Even today we are still affected by the backlash of the moral tsunami that he set in motion. You may agree with his theories or not but you have to agree about one thing. Freud was a…