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The Writer’s Personality Type

Notes on Creativity theme of the week:
The Artistic Personality

Do writers have a particular personality type that draws them to their craft? According to research done by Jane Piirto of Ashland Universit in Ohio, writers tested with the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) personality test scored overwhelmingly as INFPs  (Understanding Creativity).

INFPs are introverted, intuitive, feeling, and perceptive. They have a rich inner world with intense feelings and committed values. They are creative and are often gifted in language. As they are introverts, writing lends itself easily as the outlet for their creativity. Their curiosity to understand others and their continual search for new ideas allow them to see the potential for writing material all around them.

How much of yourself do you see in this description?


Today’s 4 Minute Writer


He waits for her. Hours pass, and still he waits. Dozens of people walk by. They take no notice of this old man sitting on the park bench, alone.

A soft wind rustles the grass beyond the path they used to walk together to get here. They would sit arm in arm, looking out into the fields, sharing the sandwich she had made and laughing at the inside jokes they shared between them.

He sits alone, waiting for her. Daylight fades into dusk, then night. Still, he waits. This was their sanctuary, the place they came to week after week, their world in the midst of the world, yet set far apart from it. There is no other place he would rather be than here, with her, so he waits until she comes to him again. He has been too long without her, the months of hospital visits as he watched her slip further and further away until it wasn’t her anymore. He knows he will find her here. Eternity lay in the time-bound moments they shared here. This is the place he will connect with that realm and be with her again.

Tomorrow’s 4 Minute Writer topic: Fish

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