If you're one of those people let's start talking about how to shift that perspective.
Here are three things that you need to begin shifting into a creative mindset-- and developing that vital life skill.
What it takes to be creative:
1) Desire-- If you don't feel like something is missing in your life, and wish to change that thing, and you're perfectly happy, then carry on and good on ya. But, if you have a DESIRE to MAKE something, SOLVE something or TRANSFORM... you've got a very important ingredient.
2) Courage-- Creativity will ask you to step outside of where you are comfortable-- the measure of that will vary significantly from person to person and project to project... but you will need to be prepared for the possibility of failure, re-dos, unsatisfying results... and getting started with that prospect on the horizon takes courage.
3) Blank space-- This is an overarching category that includes making white space in which to work-- I've broken it down into three categories.
Physical space-- you will need to create a place to work. If you're taking up knitting, your space may be a couch cushion. If you're painting, you will need a place at the table. I've heard of a writer that gets up early and writes in her closet because that's where she could find space.
Mental space-- You also need to suspend some beliefs-- "I'm not creative" or "I can't do this" can be pretty damaging on the path to creativity. I'm not asking you to fight these thoughts or eradicate them... simply suspend them.
Schedule space-- build time into your schedule to practice creativity. This could be 5, 10 or 15 minutes a day. It doesn't have to be long-- it just has to be there.
If you don't have an activity in mind start with what made you happy as a kid-- color in an adult coloring book, dance to some music, get out and play a game like simon says with kids and come up with the most ridiculous demands you can think of ("make a face like a sloth"). Start anywhere-- and have fun.