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The Artistic Personality

September 10, 2013 Writing  2 comments

Most of us know that artists work and think differently from the general population. Granted, everyone thinks in his/her own way, shaped by his/her experiences and beliefs, but artists as a group tend to view the world in a different way. Namely, we have to find meaning in everything. And I mean, everything. If we don't find meaning in our day or experience something meaningful we are liable to fits of depression and despair. Whereas other people think, "I had an okay day. Everything's fine," we experience an existential crisis.

Most of the time, if our gifts are not nurtured or if we have not chosen a specific artistic pathway or even if we have, we as artists often do not understand ourselves and why we work and think the way we do. It can often be frustrating and

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