Artists Have A High Tolerance For Chaos

Call it an “artist’s temperament” or perhaps the high propensity of ADHD among artists, chaos often follows artistry.  Whether you are talking about a visual artist, painter, musician, or even a creative software developer, things like time management, detail-orientation, and the need for clarity is often low.  They are more comfortable with uncertainty, with ambiguity, and take a more flexible approach to things (often everything except their art).

Some of us straddle the worlds of art and science.  We have responsibilities to design the systems and then keep the trains running on time.  And when we feel like the chaos factor swings a little high, it might be time for us to channel our inner artist.  And realize the only thing we control is our art.