As an introvert, I connect to the post.
Fari
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Social rejection and creativity certainly go hand in hand for many creative artists throughout the ages. I have felt this struggle myself for over 20 years. In my case, it is more often imaginary pain, neurosis, and alienation that is felt, which is still as powerful and extreme as real life rejection, perhaps more so. Imaginary social rejection is dangerously masochistic and self persecuting, with yourself becoming your own worst enemy. Who has socially rejected you/me? Yourself? Others? Employers? Friends? Women? Men? Society? Are you rejecting, or being rejected? Alienation felt in any of its forms can feed creativity in extremely constructive, productive ways and result in powerful art, ideologies, constitutions, nations, agendas, relationships, etc. Creative individuals always experience and feel some measure of alienation and rejection more so than others, I believe.