The freespirit is an archetype that wanders the metaphorical creative desert in search of dreams and smiles. This archetype has a childlike quality, vivid imagination and a humour that makes them highly relatable and lovable.
The freespirit is often found in comedic and acting pursuits primarily using their body and voice as the creative vehicle. But they can also be found as multidisciplinary creators, choosing writing, drawing, comics and art as they have a tendency to dislike being tied to any one art form for too long.
The freespirit has a lightness of touch to their creativity and love nothing more than seeing someone light up and laugh in response to their work. With a tendency to deflect attention from themselves, they can often hide deep pain and trauma. However, unlike some of the other archetypes, they tend to shy away from channelling their emotions into their creativity or mask it with a lack of seriousness.
This archetype is flighty and hates being stuck in one place for too long whether that’s physically or in a metaphorical sense. As such they are highly energetic and always on the go with new projects and ideas. They have an insatiable creative appetite in their continual quest for something to give them a sense of belonging or to feel at home. This archetype can find it hard to feel rooted to the earth so it is important for them to find ways to feel grounded and connected to their world and other people.
The freespirit can often struggle with feeling like they don’t know who they truly are behind their painted smile. They intensely fear rejection of any kind and as a result, can often display childlike qualities and interests in order to gain favour. When they feel entirely rejected they can become dejected cynical and enamoured with “dark” creativity, indulging in satire and sarcasm as they become cynical about the world.
Try writing a monologue or one-person show that is solely about you rather than an invented character to help you get in touch with who you truly are
Create a love list of the things that light you up and make you feel like you (e.g. books, movies, television, music, hobbies etc) and come back to this list whenever you feel the need to be grounded
Use journaling to help you process your emotions and enrich your creative work