Zeldman’s I am a creative hit a nerve with this nugget. The whole essay is worth your time. I definitely fall into the “I am a creative, not an artist” category.
I am a creative. Not an artist. Though I dreamed, as a lad, of someday being that. Some of us belittle our gifts and dislike ourselves because we are not Michelangelos and Warhols. That is narcissism—but at least we aren’t in politics.