Archetype: The Artist

The Artist is also called a creator. They are imaginative and less constrained by rules, laws, and structure. The Artist is a dreamer. In fiction, that can manifest as a musician, a writer, an actual artist, or an inventor.

The Artist can get lost in his or her world. He or she recognizes beauty and is very sensory (the five senses are heightened). He or she can feel very connected to the world and is in touch with their spiritual self, whatever that may look like. The Artist has an ability to process the abstract. 


Goal: To create

Core Traits: Imaginative, intuitive, unique, free-spirit, values beauty and culture, curious

Core Motivation: Compelled to use imagination

Flaws: Fear of mediocrity, perfectionism can be stifling, passion can isolate

Well-known Artists:

  • Willy Wanka (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), Professor Trewlwany (Harry Potter), Doc Brown (Back to the Future), Dr. Frankenstein (Frankenstein), John Hammond, Jurassic Park


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