The full time creative is the person who watches no tv. Who participates in no pop culture, who spends nearly all of their time creating. Writing. Painting. Applying their brain power to everything. This person usually seems way out there, because they are not anchored by anything that ties us all together.
The full time consumer is the one that reads People magazine. That watches tons of shows. That shops whenever they are bored. This is the type of person that seems entirely devoid of any real uniqueness. Everything unique about this person has been fabricated by someone else.
That’s why it’s obvious that there exists a calm balance. The creative needs enough understanding to empathize and connect, while the consumer needs enough creativity to not come off as a trope.
If you skew creative, allow just a bit for consumption. If you consume, take some time to create.