Creativity Takes Courage

The Creative Introvert

“Creativity takes courage.” – Henri Matisse

Far from that old stereotype of the insular and inarticulate introvert, it’s my view that many of us are actually all about self-expression. Furthermore, we use our creativity to communicate with others. Every introvert who creates knows that when we write a song, paint a picture, or bake a triple-layered chocolate cake with Italian meringue buttercream we are exposing the deepest part of ourselves. We are holding out our hearts and saying “This is part of me and I’m offering it to you.” This is a fundamental way in which creative introverts communicate with others.

So here’s to all of the quiet creatives who work, unseen and unacknowledged, at perfecting their craft.

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