Many actors, writers and other creative people are considered shy or introverted or highly sensitive. These are not the same thing but can overlap.
But why would Introversion fit so well with creative expression?
Psychiatrist and psychotherapist Carl Jung identified it as a core personality trait, and The Myers & Briggs Foundation page “Extraversion or Introversion” describes qualities for Introversion: “I like getting my energy from dealing with the ideas, pictures, memories, and reactions that are inside my head, in my inner world…”
One example of these qualities: J.K. Rowling – who notes on her website that she first had the idea for Harry Potter in 1990 when she was traveling alone on a train: “I had been writing almost continuously since the age of six but I had never been so excited about an idea before. To my immense frustration, I didn’t have a pen that worked, and I was too shy to ask anybody if I could borrow one…”
> Continued: Introverted, Shy or Highly Sensitive in the Arts.
Article publié pour la première fois le 13/02/2014