It's not unlike being unable to type correctly or add a few simple numbers when someone is standing over your shoulder, watching. Sure, some of us thrive under the direct glare, the constant noise, light, and bustle of community, finding it energizing, inspiring, bolstering, challenging, supporting.
But some of us feel too exposed there, unable to retreat into our heads, where all the good ideas are stored--nestled away in a box we put somewhere for safekeeping, if only we could have a few minutes alone to actually find it.
And all of that is okay. We can all coexist, cocreate. We just have to learn to ask for what we need, to be unapologetic in our choice of workspace, in our choice of tribe. Creativity is universal and it will grow unchecked, given the right conditions.