Looking back to another thread:
[B]Originally Posted by nolla[B]
Yes, and actually the ego being present is lessening the creativity, as you have to limit your creativeness into certain type of activity. Activity that provokes the wanted reaction. So, you confine the creativity to what you think other people expect.
Many artists have this problem after they become famous... The free flow is gone and they just end up duplicating their own works.[/I]
[B]Originally Posted by Victor[B]
Yes, you are most insightful at many levels.
For the flow of creativity to continue it is important not to do the same thing twice.
And in duplicating your own work, you become a parody of yourself.
Also you have hit the nail on the head when you say ego limits creativity.
For instance, here I am constantly asked to explain myself. In other words I am constantly asked to slip back into my own ego. And I can only do this at the expense of my creativity. And I find this annoying.
However annoyance breeds annoyance and I think many here are annoyed at my creativity and would like to destroy it. And instinctively they seem to know that if they can provoke my ego, they will have succeeded in destroying my creativity.
So you can imagine, Nolla, what a pleasure for me to read your posts and find I am understood.
OK, I think I get it. I like your creativity by the way. It is quite appealing.
I think what people are tired of is the topic with nothing to support the argument. You attempt to communicate a point of view in an elegant way. It is sometimes hard for others to understand. The point is that different techniques are required to be applied for you to change other's perspectives. You can apply creativity in your reasoning, towards ways of appealing to other's interests, put yourself in their shoes, creatively seek evidence, or apply creativity in how you compromise. That may not be you and if so, that's fine.
You can also pick different topics other than bashing MBTI. There are a lot of things that I believe you can provide some very insightful thoughts on that I'm sure everyone would like to hear. I have seen at least one of these posts over the last week. I can think of one other poster on the board that comes up with very elegantly written insightful philosophical commentary which makes you stop and makes you think. You could easily do this as well. That other person picks different topics to talk about and takes care not to disrupt other people's threads.
I'd consider the actual reasons for why you do what you do, whether those are the reasons you want to have. I'd look for different alternatives - topics to express your feelings/thoughts on, items that you feel passionate about, and a point of view that is not diametrically opposed to the vast majority of people on the board. That is unless, the attention is your primary motivator and if so, isn't that getting in the way of your creativity?
Anyway, that is my opinion.