The reason scientists can stumble across novel new things is they know that experimental results are not reflections of scientific ability. Failure in science is data. Success in science is built on the shoulders of giants.
Failure (negative reviews) in art is often viewed as a personal attack by the artist.
Because art is such a vulnerable and intimate pursuit it is hard to decouple self-worth from the perception of one’s work.
I see this happen in Startupland all the time. Young founders are more like artists than scientists. We correlate self-worth with financial outcomes on the regular.
And as a result we end up working for the ’Echochamber’: