Hugh Jackman as PT Barnum in The Greatest Showman,
Vincent Van Gogh,
Leonardo Da Vinci,
The visionary archetype is identified by their feeling of being out of place within society. They never feel they truly belong or fit in when in actual fact, they are simply ahead of their time. When they embrace this rather than fight against it to try and fit in is when they become profoundly powerful creators with the ability to affect great change in the world.
These are the ones that see a vision of the future of humanity. However, for all their good intentions, the visionary suffers severe self-doubt, posing themselves the question, ‘why me?’ ‘Who am I to lead this?’ Up in the ether with a mystical air, they can struggle to ground their visions and dreams and find it challenging to communicate their ideas, knowledge and insight effectively.
Conflicted about stepping into the limelight, they are the unseen geniuses and leaders of the world with a great deal of empathy and compassion. The visionary, when they have found their inner strength and self-belief, are incredibly persuasive and charismatic, effortlessly gathering a crowd of fans that believe in the vision they hold for the world and what they create. However, if they cannot break through their own doubts and embrace their zone of genius, the visionary walks a lonely path and can become dejected and disillusioned with the world.
This archetype manifests itself creatively in a multi-disciplinary way but is often found in service-based creative work. They are the inventors and innovators of our world. They are the messengers of new paradigms and the bringers of hope and healing through their work. They are often teaching and mentoring others, the visionary is a course creator, pioneer and entrepreneur.
They hold themselves to a high standard that can eventually become unattainable if left unmanaged. However, managed carefully, it can manifest as exquisite, high-quality work that is concise, efficient and effective. Combined with the fact that their work speaks to people and moves them on a soul level means that this is a powerful creative archetype that can move seamlessly across disciplines and mediums.
Collaborate with peers that have more practical skills in order to help bring your visions to life
Practice self-love and self-acceptance. Embrace your gifts and who you are in the world instead of fighting against yourself and your talents
Spend more time on self-care to ensure you are energised enough to serve humanity