Weirdness, Rejection and Creativity

Strengths, Limits and Mental Models

Olga Khazan’s childhood was confusing. She grew up a Russian Jewish immigrant in Midland, Texas with parents who didn’t speak English or cared much about American culture. She rode the bus alone and spend evenings by herself. That’s when she began talking to herself—a habit that persists till today even as she has checked off all boxes that constitute t…

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