Artisan is about CREATIVITY.
Those with Artisan are diverse, unique, inventive, and often a bit rebellious. They love all forms of sensual pleasure (e.g., sight, sound, scent, taste and touch). Artisans are the most diverse; some create tangible objects, however many are all about novel ideas or flowing spaciousness. They are triggered by ordinariness, always preferring the imaginative and unusual. They are creative problem solvers but can be distracted daydreamers, aware of so many enticing ideas at once. Less mature Artisans are defiant and demand freedom for themselves; then as they mature, they provide freedom, pleasure, and creative opportunities and choices for others.
The Lessons of the Artisan Talent are shown below:
In Lessons 1 & 2, Artisans are distracted rebels. They are so interested in the next new thing, that they keep ideas from manifesting. They crave sensual pleasure and get bored and moody when they’re not doing what they want. They use excuses to avoid what they don’t want to face, but they really are only deceiving themselves. Their unusual creativity shows, but in more selfish ways. They insist on standing out from everyone else. Derogatory cultural jokes about these Artisans include, “Shiny!” and “Squirrel!” They are scared of commitment and refuse to ever be boxed in. They love change just to do something new.
In Lessons 3 & 4, Artisans inventively savor pleasure. They teach everyone about pleasure and use their creativity to solve useful problems. They are great designers, manifesting objects, processes, experiences and solutions that others don’t know how to dream of. Artisans are the most diverse of all the Talents. They can be solid and grounded on the physical plane or spacious and airy, almost floating. While they are all sensually attuned, they can focus on physical sensations or the elegance of ideas. They make great entrepreneurs as they get to do their own thing and have many aspects of the business to focus so they never get bored. They have background attention on many things at once, so while it may look like nothing is happening, they experience sudden bursts of creativity when a lot suddenly comes into form.
In Lesson 4, Artisans can “commit” because they know they are always free. Instead of solving others’ problems, they direct their creativity towards something that is uniquely their own. In their own unique area, they pursue elegance and “the sublime.” They bring an ease and flow to their process and the results they create. Following what is pleasurable may seem as though it is selfish, however this is exactly how they experience the most joy and success for themselves and in their contributions to others.