Many creative people report feeling incompetent, inadequate and having low self esteem or self-regard at times. But there are ways to shift those feelings. “Mustering up enough self-esteem to say, ‘I want to be an actor,’ was a big turning point.” – Julia Roberts [Parade mag. Nov 9 2008] Here is a short video with more […]
“Actors and actresses, because that’s their career, can be sort of self-obsessed.” Kristen Bell says about developing her character for her film “Forgetting Sarah Marshall”: “I just looked into the depths of the most hard-to-admit or vulnerable or bad characteristics of my own personality and what an actress can become if given that kind of […]
Many actors, musicians and other performers seem to be very self-assured and confident, though some admit that is not always true. Some psychologists note that confidence can have negative aspects – and low confidence may have benefits.
Too embarassed to say ‘No’ Many actresses choose to promote themselves and their films through revealing and sexy magazine spreads. Much as we may enjoy them, for the “stars” of those sexy photos, it may not always be so positive. Jessica Biel wrote a letter that appeared in the Jan. ’04 edition of Seventeen magazine, […]
“At any time I still expect that the no-talent police will come and arrest me.” Actor, writer, director Mike Myers
Many talented and creative people experience impostor feelings and beliefs about themselves, despite their accomplishments.