Yesterday I began reading week 2 of The Artist’s Way. It’s all about recovering a sense of identity.
“This week addresses self-definition as a major component of creative recovery. You may find yourself drawing new boundaries and staking out new territories as your personal needs, desires, and interests announce themselves…“
I got to a section on crazymakers that I found as entertaining this time through as the last time I read it some ten years ago.
“…those personalities that create storm centers. They are often charismatic, frequently charming, highly inventive, and powerfully persuasive. And for the creative person in their vicinity, they are enormously destructive. You know the type: charismatic but out of control, long on problems and short on solutions.”
Rather than quote more of the book, I found this fun blog post, Five Traits of a Narcissist or ‘Crazymaker’ you must drop by and read.
I’ve tried to steer clear of these types of people, but I’ve sure put up with my fair share, some way longer than I should have. Lately though, I’ve cut them out of my life as soon as I’ve figured them out. It almost became a necessity after I started dealing with some health issues, thank you God, that are almost gone. So I figured I wouldn’t have much to work on in the crazymaker arena.
LOL!! I ran into one the very next morning. A few doors down from our home. Now ROFLOL!!
It was almost like God sent her to me to say, “Hey! Wendy! I guided you back to The Artist’s Way for a reason. Now go back and read that section again.”
I don’t really feel it’s necessary to go into the details of the crazymaker encounter because the message was sent and received. Am now headed back to read that section again.