EN01: What is the Enneagram?

People are weird. Right? l don’t know about you but understanding myself is hard enough, let alone the behaviour of others. This is one of the reasons I’m a self-confessed junkie of personality type testing. If you listened to any of the Self Knowledge Series – the 10 part series that l published at the […]

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Introvert Writer

CIP041: Jamie Arpin-Ricci on Being An Introvert Writer

In this week’s episode of the Creative Introvert podcast I talk to Jamie Arpin-Ricci, speaker and community enthusiast and author of The Introvert Writer.   What we discussed: How Jamie’s social life actually improved on discovering his introversion Does knowing our personality type become an excuse for bad behaviour? The discipline of sponteneity How to […]

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Nicola Mills

CIP038: Nicola Mills on Singing Through the Nerves

In this week’s episode of the Creative Introvert podcast I talk to Nicola Mills, opera singer for the people.   What we discussed: How Nicola started singing despite her unmusical upbringing How Nicola considers herself shy and how this affects her nerves on stage The community Nicola found through singing What Nicola did to overcome […]

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Interview-Tony-Wrighton

CIP036: Tony Wrighton on Living With More Energy

In this week’s episode of the Creative Introvert podcast I talk to Tony Wrighton, Sky Sports presenter and host of the podcast Zestology.   You might not know this about me but before I starting blogging as the Creative Introvert, I had a blog called – wait for it – Cat Food is Good For […]

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Your Creative Type

CIP 009: How To Discover Your Creative Type

In this episode of The Creative Introvert podcast I dig into how we can identify our personality type and use it to our advantage in our creative work.   Now, you might have heard of various personality type tests; StrengthsFinder, the Big Five, the Enneagram… and Myers-Briggs – which is what I’m going to be basing this […]

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Does Your Personality Type Affect Your Creativity?

When I first began my path attempting to become a ‘professional’ freelance illustrator, I figured part of the journey was to shmooze with other illustrators and go to networking events. Which I did. It wasn’t easy for me though – I would literally have to drag myself along to these events – and usually after a drink or two […]

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Is Myers Briggs Bullshit?

You might have come across the Myers Briggs Personality Type Indicator before. You might have taken the official test, or one inspired by it, and were given a 4-letter ‘personality type’. (If you haven’t, here’s the long and short of it.) But the validity of this personality type indicator is… questionable. Even the Wiki reveals […]

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