If you're trying to create something, like a story, a composition, or a design, etc., do you find yourself imagining how others will react to it? Does that impede or enhance the creative process?
Not really. I write for myself, not anyone else, although obviously I'd LIKE other people to enjoy reading the stuff as that means I'll get paid for doing it. I therefore focus on writing what I want to see happen, not thinking about the reactions of other people TO it. If I thought about that, I'd never write anything.