Although creative people who become actors or other performers early in life may go on to successful and healthy creative lives as adults, many suffer problems with self-esteem, identity, even addictions. Jodie Foster started working as an actor at the age of three, “parented by indomitable single mother Brandy,” an article notes. “I was bred […]
“I always feel like something of an impostor. I don’t know what I’m doing.”
Jodie Foster made that comment when she was guest of honor at a Hollywood Reporter Women in Entertainment Power 100 breakfast, as recipient of the Sherr…
“I would burst from all of the emotion inside.”
How do you work with your strong emotions? Creative people experience a wide range and depth of intense emotions, and use that wealth of feeling to create artwork and performances.
The idea of…
“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.
“There’s a side of my personality that goes completely against the educated person and wants to be a pin-up girl…” Mira Sorvino Creative people experience complex personalities that can help nurture divergent thinking and openness to experience, which support creative expression, but these traits can also lead to inner conflicts. “If there is one word […]