Thursday, August 26, 2010

What's Your Creative Style?

I love to take blog quizzes that determine aspects of my personality by asking me questions about cookies, 17th century heroines or interior design style. Today I visited a favorite blog of mine and was forwarded on to another site that helped me determined my creative style. I must admit this online quiz was quite accurate. The questionnaire concluded that I "Communicate through Creativity." That is an accurate assessment. The rest of the paragraph wasn't too complimentary, but truth be told it does describe me with some accuracy. (Perhaps a spot of self-analysis is in order.)
Here's what "the experts" had to say about my Creative Style...

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. You prefer to get on the stage than stay in the wings analyzing your inner life (although you do that, too). So let the show begin, but make sure your life doesn’t depend on the applause.

They could have done without that last sentence...geesh. Still ... it was rather fun! Go here to take the quiz for yourself!

Enjoy your day!