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As far as I know, Est√° is not the imperative form of Estar. The sentence would be ¬°Estate creativo!. El imperativo de la segunda persona del singular solo se usa en forma pronominal (estate): Estate tranquilo. According to RAE, Estar means 6 intr. Hallarse en un determinado estado. Estar triste, rico, sordo, convencido, satisfecho. In your ...


The reason is not obvious but I'll try to explain it. As you say one person wants that the other change to a creative state, but implicitly wants that the change remains to modify the person's behavior. So the verb for a permanent state as you say is "Ser", not "Estar". Anyway, is that kind of things inherent to the language.

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