There's a theory that one side of the brain is more dominant than the other in most people. Although untrue, it states that right-brained people are more imaginative and that left-brained people are more analytical. In reality, these are just two ways of thinking that most people can identify with.
I identify with having more analytical and methodic thinking patterns. For me, it's in my nature to take a systematic approach to problems rather than a more artistic approach. So, the technical aspects of photography, like the mathematics involved in determining the aperture, come easily.
But, whenever it came time to think 'creatively' about composition, I felt like I was at a disadvantage and as if I kept making photography composition mistakes. Then, I realized that I could use photo composition as a guide to set up and frame my photos to create a sort of structure for creativity. And if I could introduce storytelling by taking on the perspective of the viewer when looking at my photos, then the creativity I was seeking would come naturally.
The truth of the matter is, I was never at a disadvantage, and neither is anyone else who thinks in the same way. Because every time you take a photo, you're actually employing both creative and systematic thinking approaches. There's method and analysis in determining aspects like focus and exposure, and there's creativity and imagination in determining factors like storytelling and composition.