By outlining and speaking to some of the major contributing factors to a writer's creative funk we seek to lessen the negative impact and therefore help restore productivity and a sense of belonging once more.
Guilt -- parental, martial, sexual, racial
Pride -- the insistence of living off resume, geography or culture instead of hard work and good faith. This path often steers towards arrogance.
Perfection: really more of a fantasy that insists on control but actually becomes less secure and more paranoid.