Posts made in January, 2016


Are Artists Too Sensitive?

Are Artists Too Sensitive?


Posted By on Jan 7, 2016

Are Artists Too Sensitive?

I was recently having lunch with two friends who are both creatives. As we weaved through our conversations, eventually we landed on the subject of sensitivity. One of my friends mentioned that her mother used to say to her, “You’re just too sensitive,” as though it were a character flaw. Something that definitely needed fixing. I found myself smirking because my own parents have told me the same thing and recently mentioned it in the context of “You know what your problem is, you’re too sensitive.” As an FYI, nobody I know that’s not sitting in front of their therapist goes soliciting others to find out what their problem is. As far as starting points go, it’s not a good place to launch from. Nevertheless, I’ve come to understand that those who are rattled by, don’t understand or don’t want to understand their own sensitivities, dismiss it within others. This might not seem like a big deal but if your gift to the world in any way involves a shred of creativity,...

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