CREATIVE PSYCHOLOGY | The Nature of Artists

SELF-CENSORSHIP

Regardless of where an artist is in his or her career, all artists have some level of insecurity about their work—the nagging voice in the back of your head telling you that you are not good enough, that your idea is stupid, or that your image sucks. This voice is typically known as the CENSOR. No matter how much external praise or validation you have received, when it comes down to it, the censor makes you feel like a fraud. Artists are continuously self-censoring because of fears of judgment by others and the terror of disappointment. Learning to quiet this censor takes awareness and time. The most powerful way to silence it is to STOP THINKING OF THIS VOICE AS YOUR OWN. Most often, ...

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