Hello there, INFJ's!
I think of myself as being very creative, in fact, sometimes it's the other thing about myself that I feel secure about. If I feel I am not this or that, I feel at least I am creative, and am sure about that one thing. However, creativity can be sometimes linked to other types. I think it's easily attributed to ISFP's as they have been dubbed "The Artists". I have some creative friends, but even with them, I feel like our creative energy is completely different. I can't do artwork in the way an SP would. My Ni will give my work a certain specific flair that may not be considered classically artistic. Can any of you relate to this?
I feel my work is sometimes undermined because it's not exactly what people expect. I sometimes don't share my work because I suspect people will not understand or appreciate it. I don't mean that in a pretentious way. I mean, it honestly frustrates me and sometimes hurts my feelings to have something I create and really enjoy being criticized. It seems whatever I do, there is always someone who basically has the complaint of "I think you should have made this how I would have made it instead of how you decided to make it." I want to say "If I wanted to make it that way, i would have." My Ni gives me the vision, I simply follow it. It's not like I aim for some vision and fail. It just seems people don't see my original vision I was aiming for and criticize my creative work for not being like the majority of artwork they have seen.
This turned into a mini vent. Sorry.
But I would love feedback on this. Thanks! :]