What Kind of Creative Archetype Are You?

Have you ever wondered if you’re a “creative type”? If you don’t paint or draw or play an instrument, or design, then you’ve probably thought to yourself that you’re just not the artistic type. Well GirlBosses, that’s just not true! It could just be that you haven’t had the chance to tap into your creative side because you aren’t sure what kind of creative type you really are. 


So—I’ve got 5 Creative Archetypes to share with you. They are all uniquely different, each with their own strengths and traits. Let’s dive into each one so that you can see which one resembles you best.


1.)  The Philosopher- Philosophers love being creative with their ideas. They have active imaginations and love exploring anomalies and sometimes scientific curiosities in the physical world. Philosophers like unstructured situations that provide them with room to get creative in their work. They like to interpret the world around them and thrive when they are able to express their findings. Are you deeply curious? Are you the type that loves to google things that pop into your mind?


2.)  The Composer- Composers love expressing their creativity and prefer working in organized environments that are detail-oriented. They have distinct preferences that both err on the side of chaos and security. Their artistic side craves freedom and expression. At the same time, they like to reign in their creative tendencies with organization and systems that keep their originality within certain boundaries. So just like music is a creative outlet with a lot of structure to it, if you are the composer, you like to let your creativity fly, but generally within a set of parameters and structure.  You are probably strong in both your left and right brains since you like to blend both.


3.)  The Luminary-Luminaries thrive when they are working with ideas and people. They like expressing their creativity to others. They enjoy the creative exchange and interplay. Being part of meaningful relationships where they can express their emotions and sensitivities is very important to the Luminary. They greatly value helping people through their creative outlets. If you are this type of creative, you bring excellent traits to working your magic in groups. You love the creative collaboration like no one else!


4.)  The Designer- Designers have a great need for self-expression and love doing work that articulates their vision. They like being original with anything they put their minds (or hands) to. Whatever their art form, they like to produce tangible results. They like to work with artistic mediums that play on their physicality. The Designer prefers to be body-oriented in their creative expression. If you are the Designer, you may have lots of artwork and/or products of your creativity displayed in your home or workspace because it all is a reflection of who you are and the creativity that pours from every pore!


5.)  The Visionary- Visionaries are all about creating their own artistic empires. They crave independent and unstructured spaces where they can be creative. They value aesthetics and environments that offer variety and change. They enjoy home and work spaces that bring their creativity out to play. They thrive on that creative Adrenalin rush. They can be very assertive when it comes to expressing their points of view. Visionaries are risk-takers and feel pure excitement when they develop new ideas. If you are a visionary you are a force of creativity to be reckoned with!



Some creative archetypes are realistic, some are enterprising, and some are social, but ALL are artistic. If you’ve been following me for some time, you know that I believe that creativity is essential nourishment for the soul. We need it to help us grow and evolve. Creativity comes in all shapes, sizes, and types. Remember that art is not limited to putting a paintbrush to a canvas. Your creative drive is your powerhouse! So, which archetype are you and how can you get your creative juices flowing now that you know?