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!


RURAL magazine said...

Do you really think that's true of you Suzanne? It seemed a little harsh on you. But you handled it very well.

I took it, and they said that I use creativity to express my emotions. Now....being a rather emotional person, I don't think that I have any difficulty expressing myself, LOL, and look, it made me cry, just kidding.

It was a interesting thing to do, and I am glad that I did it. Now I am going back to my "work", I need to hear the praise from everyone, LOL. I do admit it makes me feel very good inside when people say they like my work, but honestly it's not the driving force in what I do.


Lisalulu said...

I got the same "answer" as you. Although.. I could tell by the questions that it would be answered this way. And totally true! Thanks that was interesting.

Shannon said...

I've got to go take this one...

Melissa said...

That is interesting. From the remove of a blog relationship, I would say that it describes you.

I found that "Creativity Enriches Me." Hmmm. Parts of the analysis seem true other parts not so much.

Mia said...

You know I love internet quizzes!!!

Jill from Killeny Glen said...

I love an on-line quiz as well.
Lovely photographs!
Off to answer the questions!
Have a wonderful weekend.

The Tote Trove said...

I love quizzes and was especially excited to take one on one of my favorite topics. This was the "explanation" I got:

You feel that creativity provides insight into your own being. In fact, it is like therapy for you, enabling you to get to know yourself better. You seem to be looking for a way into the mysteries of the subconscious. It’s not really self-expression you are seeking, but rather the tools of self-expression: discovering what your creation will reveal about yourself. Art helps you reflect on, analyse and expand your personality. You long to be creative, and it’s not just because you need to deal with your emotions. It’s the tension between contradictions, and the need to resolve doubt that drives you to be creative. Painting pictures, decorating rooms, arranging shells in the sand — these are all creative processes that allow your introspection to roam. You can trace your life through the different ways you have exercised your creativity. For you, art is there to make sense of life. You are more attracted to artistic activities that demand reflection, planning and solitude, and the personal discoveries you make often provide answers for others, too. • To find out about how to tap into your creative side, see our feature in the August issue out now.

It's frighteningly accurate.

I don't think you should worry so much about your explanation. After all, isn't part of being an artist being misunderstood? Creating art is extrememtly personal, and many times what we create isn't appreciated by the outside world. But maybe that's not such a bad thing; maybe it's not meant to be.

That's enough of my two cents. Thanks for sharing this interesting quiz.