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    What are the type nine creatives making? What are your preferred mediums? Share the details. Thanks to anyone who responds.
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    From what I've observed, 9 is often the most genuinely creative type.
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    Quote Originally Posted by j.c.t. View Post
    From what I've observed, 9 is often the most genuinely creative type.
    Guilty as charged.
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    Something I've been observing recently, but couldn't quite put my finger on it until now, are how many e9 creatives seem to exhibit this self-effacing quality to them that, ime, can be downright alluringly hypnotic at times. There's no pretension to them, and if they happen to really stand out, it flows organically without overthinking it in presentation. It's why I notice how many of them living in more hippie or spiritual lifestyles (not saying 9s are hippies and whatnot, but out of all the enneagram types seem more inclined toward that way of thinking/being) who hold creative pursuits are sincere in their efforts and without an elitist undertone (even if they happen to be more "highbrow" in taste, there's still an overwhelmingly humbling aura to them). In contrast, someone like me as a 4 could be in a similar mode, but the energy is different; there's more of a try-hard factor at reaching that state (since it's not really natural for us) as well as an underlying haughtiness that still bubbles up to the surface at times. It's why I've always kind of had an envious streak toward 9s and their effortlessness at just being -- something I've always wished to replicate, yet fail miserably each time, hah. Also, some of the most strikingly imaginative works I've seen have been from e9 artists too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Malela View Post
    There's no pretension to them, and if they happen to really stand out, it flows organically without overthinking it in presentation. It's why I notice how many of them living in more hippie or spiritual lifestyles (not saying 9s are hippies and whatnot, but out of all the enneagram types seem more inclined toward that way of thinking/being) who hold creative pursuits are sincere in their efforts and without an elitist undertone (even if they happen to be more "highbrow" in taste, there's still an overwhelmingly humbling aura to them).
    I'm not a 9, but I notice similar things in my E9 artist friends. An easy way to poke at an E9 artist, honestly? Brag for them. Sell for them. For some reason, they don't seem to be aware of others' perception of their art, or if they are, they don't necessarily do anything with it.

    I don't understand how they work, but they are generally very sincere and self-effacing, indeed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ixaerus View Post
    I'm not a 9, but I notice similar things in my E9 artist friends. An easy way to poke at an E9 artist, honestly? Brag for them. Sell for them. For some reason, they don't seem to be aware of others' perception of their art, or if they are, they don't necessarily do anything with it.

    I don't understand how they work, but they are generally very sincere and self-effacing, indeed.
    I would have others do the bragging talk for me too, but only because I hate self-promotion in general, especially for the sake of exposure and dealing with people's reactions (although admittedly, it's something I've been meaning to push myself to do a little more as of recent). And yeah, it does seem from what I've observed through many 9s as well that their creative outlet is something they got into more on a whim than through a passionate pursuit of sorts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Malela View Post
    I would have others do the bragging talk for me too, but only because I hate self-promotion in general, especially for the sake of exposure and dealing with people's reactions (although admittedly, it's something I've been meaning to push myself to do a little more as of recent). And yeah, it does seem from what I've observed through many 9s as well that their creative outlet is something they got into more on a whim than through a passionate pursuit of sorts.

    Goodness, it is exactly as you say.
    Sometimes it is as if they chanced upon the art world and happened to hang around rather than barging into it and making it their home.

    If I may ask, do you do art as a hobby or as a job? And what kind(s)?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ixaerus View Post
    Goodness, it is exactly as you say.
    Sometimes it is as if they chanced upon the art world and happened to hang around rather than barging into it and making it their home.

    If I may ask, do you do art as a hobby or as a job? And what kind(s)?
    I do oil painting and that's my main form of artistic expression, but I'm not making a full-time living off of it at the moment, although that is what I'm attempting to do. I have dabbled in other stuff too though, namely graphic design and textiles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Malela View Post
    I would have others do the bragging talk for me too, but only because I hate self-promotion in general, especially for the sake of exposure and dealing with people's reactions (although admittedly, it's something I've been meaning to push myself to do a little more as of recent). And yeah, it does seem from what I've observed through many 9s as well that their creative outlet is something they got into more on a whim than through a passionate pursuit of sorts.
    It has been proposed that I'm actually a 9 and I am now seriously considering it, though people can by all means form their own opinion that differs from that. But I can say that, though I was always drawn to art as a child and found a lot of enjoyment with it, and enjoying any sort of school project up through high school that allowed the opportunity for me to include creativity in design/presentation or allowed me to draw, as well as pursuing it casually in my free time, I most definitely relate to what you have stated here in that it has never been a 'passionate pursuit of sorts' but instead aligns more with a whim that I 'fell into' -- I have simply stuck with it over the years and committed to it, and obviously it's quite important to me, but it was and has never been a single-minded passion. [I have shared somewhere else that my interests are spread too thin to be passionately driven towards any single thing] Actually I'd say my overarching Passion is nature/the wilderness/wildlife/the great outdoors, and that's why my art almost entirely reflects that. So photography was born through the original passion and became an equal passion, almost, and my painting has been more of a hobby that became more serious with time and is now more of a defining part of me.

    Per OP, my medium is watercolors as well as landscape/nature photography, and my themes/stuff is in my footer link.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cascadeco View Post
    It has been proposed that I'm actually a 9 and I am now seriously considering it, though people can by all means form their own opinion that differs from that. But I can say that, though I was always drawn to art as a child and found a lot of enjoyment with it, and enjoying any sort of school project up through high school that allowed the opportunity for me to include creativity in design/presentation or allowed me to draw, as well as pursuing it casually in my free time, I most definitely relate to what you have stated here in that it has never been a 'passionate pursuit of sorts' but instead aligns more with a whim that I 'fell into' -- I have simply stuck with it over the years and committed to it, and obviously it's quite important to me, but it was and has never been a single-minded passion. [I have shared somewhere else that my interests are spread too thin to be passionately driven towards any single thing] Actually I'd say my overarching Passion is nature/the wilderness/wildlife/the great outdoors, and that's why my art almost entirely reflects that. So photography was born through the original passion and became an equal passion, almost, and my painting has been more of a hobby that became more serious with time and is now more of a defining part of me.

    Per OP, my medium is watercolors as well as landscape/nature photography, and my themes/stuff is in my footer link.
    Interesting. How was that brought to your attention, if I may ask? I actually have a strong 9 fix and have considered the possibility of it being my core before, though my tendency to consider specific things that I like as an extension of who I am (mostly my interests in art) rather than feeling any sort of detachment away from that as well as 4ish thoughts consuming me throughout the day is why I stick with 4 as my core.

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