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?
Yep. But it doesn't impede or enhance the creative process, since I tend to imagine random people liking it just as often as I imagine random people hating it. And nowadays, I almost don't care what people think of things I make - as long as a few random people on the Internet like stuff I do, I don't care if others hate that stuff. (That's what banning people is for.)