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    This came up somewhere else on the forum, so I thought I'd focus on it.

    Is there anybody else here who knows and admits (has come to terms with) lacking creativity and originality? From personal experience, I know I'm horrible at coming up with new ideas, but love picking apart other people's ideas. If you want an optimistic note, I think of it as being the gardener who trims the hedges, as opposed to the one planting them.

    So is it just me?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cimarron View Post
    This came up somewhere else on the forum, so I thought I'd focus on it.

    Is there anybody else here who knows and admits (has come to terms with) lacking creativity and originality? From personal experience, I know I'm horrible at coming up with new ideas, but love picking apart other people's ideas. If you want an optimistic note, I think of it as being the gardener who trims the hedges, as opposed to the one planting them.

    So is it just me?
    No I am not creative either when I was kid I would copy things that was as close to drawing that I got.I don't play a instrument or tell imaginative stories either.
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    I took art class in school but if wasn't for the theory side of it, I would've failed so badly. My art was horrendous - ...oh ...wait...you couldn't actually call it art.
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    When I was a kid I traced maps. I thought about becoming a mapmaker.

    But this is difficult when it comes to music. I can understand the relationships between the notes and chords really well, so people think I'm a good musician. But I'm not a creative musician. When my friends ask me to pick up the instrument and just "make something up", I draw a blank. Because I'm a good player, they think I'm holding out on them, or being lazy or stubborn or something. But I'm not, it's that I can't think of anything out of the blue, so I usually end up putting together pieces of stuff I've heard before. It just doesn't feel "artistic", though.

    I'm just trying to show an example of what I mean. Weird, though, that everyone agreed; I didn't think that would happen...
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    What do you play?
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    Well, I'm talking specifically about bass guitar, where my best friend plays guitar with me. When he asks me to figure out how to play a song on the radio, I get to work on it, and it's a fun project. Then we end up learning how to play it together.

    But it also applies to trombone in the school jazz band, when I have to make improvised solos on the spot! I really just put together pieces of things I've already heard...at least, that's how it's planned out in my head, until I start playing. :eek:
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    Oh wow...I have every intention in the world of buying a violin, although I cannot read a single note of music. For real. I'm actually saving up for it.
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    Violin is cool, has a very nice sound. And usually plays the melody, so it's kind of the center-of-attention.
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    Oh, I didn't realize that.
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    "If you play in a group", I should have added. Wasn't trying to scare you. But then any instrument is going to be the center-of-attention when playing alone.

    Anyway, the topic for this thread was kind of pessimistic. It could probably also be only loosely related to type, which is why I was just kind of curious to see whether, by coincidence, most people would agree with me. Weird results: so far we've all agreed.
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