Relationship between Psychoticism and Creativity


  • Khair Muhammad MS Scholar, Department of Psychology, Lahore Garrison University, Lahore, Pakistan.
  • Dr Masood Nadeem Professor, Department of Applied Psychology, The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Pakistan.
  • Arif Nadeem Lecturer, Department of Applied Psychology, Government College University, Faisalabad, Pakistan.



Psychoticism, Creativity, Pearson’s Correlation, Independent Sample t-test


Historically, creativity has been linked to mad geniuses. Different research studies explored the relationship between personality traits and creativity. Therefore, the aim of this study was to examine that whether there is a relationship between psychoticism and creativity. A cross sectional quantitative research design was employed to recruit online 200 university students from June 2020 to July 2020. Psychoticism sub scale of Eysenck Personality Questionnaire-revised short version (EPQRS) and Kaufman Domains of Creativity Scale (K-DOCS) were introduced to participants after obtaining an informed consent via Google Docx. Data were analyzed by using SPSS v.23. Descriptive statistics, Pearson correlation and independent sample t-test were the main statistical tools used in this study. There was found a non-significant negative correlation between psychoticism and creativity. The level of psychoticism and creativity was significantly different in married and non-married participants. Psychoticism is viewed as a risk factor for developing psychosis (especially bipolar disorder and schizophrenia), criminality and psychopathy on negative extreme and linked to creativity on the positive extreme. Therefore, it will be helpful to eliminate the stigmatization attached to psychoticism personality trait by focusing on its positive extreme both for individual and social entities. 


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How to Cite

Muhammad , K., Nadeem , D. M. ., & Nadeem , A. . (2021). Relationship between Psychoticism and Creativity. Journal of Professional & Applied Psychology, 2(2), 199–205.