Journals Higher Education



Published: 03 December 2021

208 Pages

5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780197611098

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The Mind of the Artist

Personality and the Drive to Create

William Todd Schultz

  • Offers a detailed look at Openness as the personality trait that is key to creativity
  • Unpacks the connection between trauma and other psychological factors that are common among many artists of all kinds
  • Showcases the nuances of an artist's mind beyond oversimplified formulas that falsely connect art to mental illness using dozens of well-known creators in a diverse set of artistic fields as examples
  • Translates the psychology of the creative mind in an accessible, engaging style for both general and scholarly readers