My best friend posted this quiz on her blog so I decided to give it a try too. This was my result:
You communicate through creativity
You think of art as a means of reaching out to others but, at the same time, you use it as a shield to some extent. It’s a way of participating in society, in a community. It’s the way you communicate with others and the way they can communicate with you. Seen in this light, creativity provides the basic materials to build a bridge between you and other people, so you can’t think of it as something that lies outside your relationship with others. You like the attention and good opinion of others. When you show people what you’ve made — a birthday cake, or a piece of music you’ve written — it’s your baby, so you are very sensitive about any criticism. You need to be able to distance yourself from the result, and allow others to enjoy it and feel part of it, without it reflecting on you alone. Your creativity allows you (or would allow you) to feel part of the world. You’ve got an inner exhibitionist and you think that this strengthens your relationships. What you really want is for others to see the good in you. You prefer to get on the stage than stay in the wings analysing your inner life (although you do that, too). So let the show begin, but make sure your life doesn’t depend on the applause. • Take the quiz here: http://www.psychologies.co.uk/tests/whats-your-creative-style/
Yep, it pegged me. Especially "When you show people what you’ve made — a birthday cake, or a piece of music you’ve written — it’s your baby, so you are very sensitive about any criticism." No one enjoys negative feedback, and I've been pretty fortunate so far those who've visited my blog have seemed to enjoy my pieces. I am acutely aware that I have A LOT more work to become the artist I really want to be and that a lot of my stuff isn't that great, but the trick is to enjoy the process and I am.