More than the other Artisans, Composers are in tune with their senses, and so
have a sure grasp of what belongs, and what doesn't belong, in all kinds of works of art. While the other Artisans
are skilled with people, tools, and entertainment, Composers have an exceptional ability-seemingly inborn-to work
with subtle differences in color, tone, texture, aroma, and flavor.
Although Composers often put long, lonely hours into their artistry, they are just as impulsive as the other
Artisans. They do not wait to consider their moves; rather, they act in the here and now, with little or no
planning or preparation. Composers are seized by the act of artistic composition, as if caught up in a whirlwind.
The act is their master, not the reverse. Composers paint or sculpt, they dance or skate, they write melodies or
make recipes-or whatever-simply because they must. They climb the mountain because it is there.
This ability to lose themselves in action accounts for the spectacular individual accomplishments of some Composers,
and yet on their social side they show a kindness unmatched by all the other types. Composers are especially sensitive
to the pain and suffering of others, and they sympathize freely with the sufferer. Some have a remarkable way with
young children, almost as if there were a natural bond of sympathy and trust between them. A similar bond may be seen
between some Composers and animals, even wild animals. Many Composers have an instinctive longing for the wilds,
and nature seems to welcome them.
Composers are just as plentiful as the other Artisans, say nine or ten per cent of the population, but in general
they are very difficult to observe and thus greatly misunderstood. Very likely the difficulty comes from their
tendency not to express themselves verbally, but through their works of art. Composers are usually not interested in
developing ability in public speaking, or even in the art of conversation; they prefer to feel the pulse of life by
touch, in the muscles, in the eyes, in the ears, on the tongue. Make no mistake, Composers are just as interested as
other types in sharing their view of the world, and if they find a medium of non-verbal communication-some art
form-then they will express their character quite eloquently. If not, they simply remain unknown, their quietness
leaving their character all but invisible.
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