Following Yesterday’s event about creativity and mental health, we approached the subject of Creative Daydreamers with The Circle Line. Below we went ahead and presented you with the full overview 🙌🏽.
𝗔𝗿𝗲 𝗬𝗼𝘂 𝗔 𝗖𝗿𝗲𝗮𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝗗𝗮𝘆𝗱𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗺𝗲𝗿?
They are kind and dear. They work to be strong and try hard to please others. They are very supportive of others and self-reliant, low maintenance, and they don’t take up too much space.
When confronted, or under stress, they often will simply withdraw and “emotionally disappear.” They can get so overwhelmed that thinking clearly and advocating for themselves doesn’t seem to be an option. Instead, they become confused, anxious, worried, and sad.
𝗖𝗿𝗲𝗮𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝗗𝗮𝘆𝗱𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗺𝗲𝗿 𝗣𝗲𝗿𝘀𝗼𝗻𝗮𝗹𝗶𝘁𝘆 𝗔𝘀𝗽𝗲𝗰𝘁𝘀
CREATIVE/ DAYDREAMERS 𝘁𝗲𝗻𝗱 𝘁𝗼 𝗯𝗲 𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗱, 𝗽𝗼𝗹𝗶𝘁𝗲, 𝘀𝘂𝗽𝗽𝗼𝗿𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗲 people who are very respectful of the space of others. Many, though not all, are creative, artistic types who pursue music, the arts, architecture or poetry. With all of this creativity, they sometimes get lost in their heads and forget to put their wonderful thoughts into action. Others are just dear souls – solid, low maintenance friends, rocks of quiet stability who don’t need or seek a great deal of attention from others, often enjoying their own company.
CREATIVE/DAYDREAMERS 𝗹𝗲𝗮𝗿𝗻 𝗲𝗮𝗿𝗹𝘆 𝗶𝗻 𝗹𝗶𝗳𝗲, 𝘂𝘀𝘂𝗮𝗹𝗹𝘆 𝗯𝘆 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗮𝗴𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝘄𝗼, to not be “too much”. In fact, it seems that they’re born with a lot of their quiet nature. They tend to withdraw from too much excitement or drama. They fear that they might overwhelm their already distressed or tentative parents, so they decide to “not make waves” and never be a problem. Their hope is that if they aren’t too needy, they just might get their needs met and get taken care of. The message they received (whether real or perceived) was “Don’t be too much for me!”
CREATIVE / DAYDREAMERS 𝗻𝗲𝗲𝗱 𝘁𝗼 𝗹𝗲𝗮𝗿𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 (𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗻 𝘂𝗻𝗱𝗲𝗿 𝗽𝗿𝗲𝘀𝘀𝘂𝗿𝗲) 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝘆 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝗰𝗮𝗽𝗮𝗯𝗹𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗰𝗹𝗲𝗮𝗿𝗹𝘆. They need to integrate their thinking with their feelings. They can also be as supportive and advocating of themselves as they are of others, and they still won’t “be too much”. Further, it really is okay for them to have feelings, needs, and expectations that others take them into account. When they think clearly about their situation and learn self-advocacy, they get moving and they feel better!
CREATIVE / DAYDREAMERS 𝗻𝗲𝗲𝗱 𝗼𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝘁𝗼 𝗱𝗲𝗮𝗹 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗺 𝗯𝘆 𝗶𝗻𝘃𝗮𝗱𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗶𝗿 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵𝗱𝗿𝗮𝘄𝗻 𝗽𝗮𝘀𝘀𝗶𝘃𝗶𝘁𝘆. People need to recognize that silence doesn’t mean there is nothing going on with them and that they frequently have much to offer, if you ask! If you sit quietly, waiting for them to come out, you’re in for a long haul. It’s important to gently convey firm expectations for them to think about what they need and want and for them to act in ways that will get these needs met. They’ll appreciate your clarity and strength (since they didn’t get that growing up).
CREATIVE / DAYDREAMERS – 𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘆𝗯𝗼𝗱𝘆 𝘀𝗵𝗼𝘂𝗹𝗱 𝗸𝗻𝗼𝘄 𝗼𝗻𝗲! In their Creative (plus side) they are the dearest friends, kindest mates, and most loyal employees. In their Daydreamer (minus side), they can withdraw; slipping through the cracks of your busy schedule. Do you know any CREATIVE / DAYDREAMERS?