Visual artists: Why write? Right?

Just thinking.

Why might high creative achievers, artist, be compelled to write?

  1. High need for cognition
  2. Order the mind (cog complexity, lexical chaos reduction or reordering; facilitate cog switching control)
  3. Counter/buffer social evaluatory threat as a function of domain specific bending and breaching conventions
  4. consolidate, order, and exercise memory pathways and function
  5. Buffer long term effects of developmental adversity–familial loss or dysfunc, minority status of difference, social upheaval
  6. Buffer threats as a result of persnickety personality practices
  7. Buffer threats and regulate psychopathological inconveniences
  8. Lexical play, self-entertainment