Some creative people who fear love almost as much as they fear hatred ….of predominantly schizoid or depressive temperaments….use their creative capacities in a defensive way. If creative work protects a man from mental illness, it is a small wonder that he pursues it with avidity. The schizoid state…is characterized by a state of meaninglessness and futility. For most people, interaction with others provides most of what they require to find meaning and significance in life.For the schizoid person however, this is not the case.Creative activity is a particularly apt way to express himself…the activity is solitary….but the ability to create and the productions which result from such ability are generally regarded as possessing value by our society.

Anthony Storr

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