A recent study found that cheating and creativity have a lot in common: in fact, cheating may actually increase your creativity.
The study, published in Psychological Science, included five different experiments in which participants performed various tasks, with an opportunity to over-report their performance. Those who cheated performed more creatively on subsequent tasks, even when accounting for individual differences in creativity.
Now we’re not suggesting you go knock over a bank or anything, but the next time you’re in need of a creative boost, maybe a slightly evil project might get those creative juices flowing. Hit the link to read more.
Evil Genius? How Dishonesty Can Lead to Greater Creativity [Psychological Science via Co.Design]