The Self-Image of Artisans
Self-Esteem in Artistry
"Artisan self-esteem is greatest when they see themselves and are seen by others as artistic in expediting and improvising productions. Most Artisans enjoy presenting themselves as graceful in action, their sense of pride stemming from their ability to act fluidly, beautifully, and with effortless freedom."
Since I was a kid, tv show ideas have been one of the things I've come up with the most. I created my own entire fictional network when I was in 6th grade, with an entire program schedule with all the show titles, synopses, characters and the actors who played them. I would use magazines like TV Guide to make it as realistic as possible with the mix of comedies, dramas, variety shows, and the way the descriptions were written, right down to those little symbols that TV Guide used for closed-captioned, and in stereo and all that stuff.
A lot of my artistry I think comes out in my sense of humor, my ability to spontaneously come up with things to say or do that make people laugh or at least smile, and can break up the tension or the hurt or the drama by interjecting something that I weave together instantly in my mind and then say it or do it, and see how it goes over. It's exciting just to try to amuse people, even if it fails, I'm compelled to try again, and do better next time, this might be what Keirsey meant by "perfecting my craft." While some might work to perfect paintings or clothing or decorations or a musical composition, my craft tends to be improvisational actions, verbal or otherwise - to amuse, to cheer up, to excite, to entice, to draw attention to myself, yes, but also to other things, sharing things, sharing humor, music, stuff I think is funny or cool or beautiful or exciting or mind-tingling in some way.
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