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What Does it Mean to be a “Creative Type”?

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I can’t think of anything better than to be a room (or at an art gallery party) with cool, creative types. But what does it mean to be a “creative type”?

I shared a video from The Working Women’s Club with my friend Lisa earlier today. The video is a promo for the online platform and features cool women mingling, networking and generally having a good time.

After watching the video, she commented that it looked to be “too creative of a scene” for her. This got me excited!

I can’t think of anything better than to be a room (or art gallery party ) with cool, creative types. But Lisa’s comment also got me thinking, what does it mean to be a “creative type”?

Let’s explore further.

Work

You definitely have to have a creative job to be considered a creative type. Writers, photographers, fashion stylists, boutique owners, musicians, graphic designers, visual artists, web developers, UX or UI designers—yes, even bloggers are all callings I’d consider to be creative.

Perhaps you don’t have a cretive 9 to 5 job, but you partake in creative hobbies. Then you’re probably a creative type. I would even go as far as saying yoga instructors can also be considered creative types.

Lifestyle

I feel like creatives have such a different kind of day-to-day than us regular folk. For one thing, most creative types don’t have 9-5 jobs, grinding in an office cubicle.

Most creative types are more focused on yoga poses or ordering an Uber than they are about RRSP’s. They wake up, check email, go to yoga, have coffee and free-run, organic eggs for breakfast before heading to their studio or co-share space  to work until the evening time.

Network

Most creative types have a massively large network of friends, colleagues, co-workers, affiliates, tribesmen, community members, etc. As a reminder — I have 20 people on my Facebook.

Social Life

Creative types always seem to have a jam packed social schedule. With such a big network, it’s no surprise creative types are always out and about.

They get the best seats on every patio, they get invited to parties that aren’t even announced. They never pay the cover, and they’re always with the DJ. They never listen to popular music, but they always seem to know what’s up with Beyonce.

Personal Style

Creative types are less into fashion and more into cultivating a unique, personal style. For the gals—black roots, red lip stain, chunk bohemian jewelry. Black creative women types always have the best afros. The most luxe, brown, coco skin.

White creative women always seem to have the most perfectly imperfect arched brows with just the right amount of bushyness. No plucking or threading what-so-ever.

Tattoos

Creative types have them.

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Smarts

No matter what they’re wearing, what they listen to, or how late in the morning they wake up—creative types always seem to be well-read, articulate, cultured and highly intelligent.

They read tons of books, get the news from Broadly, Onion, Dazed, and Vice, and are well-versed in political issues both local and abroad.

Are you a “Creative Type”?

These are my thoughts on what I think it takes to be a creative type. I think I’m attracted to creative types because they seem far more interesting than office types.

No disrespect to office types—but creative types are out and about during the day. They’re always the ones that are the most flexible in yoga class.

They’re interesting to talk to at parties and they always have the best Ted Talk recommendations.

Maybe one day I’ll be a creative type.

 

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Alethea Robinson

Founder & Blogger-in-Chief, See Girl Work

Alethea Robinson is a freelance marketing & content writer who provides content strategy, blogging, and writing & editing services for creative agencies and small to medium-sized businesses. In addition to her freelance business, Alethea is also founder and blogger-in-chief at See Girl Work, an online community for creative, entrepreneurial-minded women. Before starting her blog and freelance business, Alethea worked in marketing and communications for over 15 years.

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