Successful actors and actress are likely to be the ENFP personality type. Bubbly and fun-loving, the ENFP loves to connect with all sorts of people. ENTP’s are energetic, warm and passionate. As extroverts, they are agile and engaging communicators with a strong artistic side; they use this to promote enthusiasm for new ideas, people and activities and encourage others to do the same. All of these things are key qualities for successful actors and actresses.
Accomplishment and mastery
When actors or actress make it and become successful, they will undoubtable feel a high sense of accomplishment and mastery. However, the reality of the profession is that not many people make it as a hugely successful and famous actors/actress. A lot of the time, actors and actresses will be living from job to job. They might not always land the roles they want and may feel a lack of accomplishment or that they’ve not mastered the skills they need to truly thrive.
Meaning and contribution
We need actors and actresses to help connect us all together. They create stories that inspire, unite and entertain the masses. Albeit, the work of an actor or actress won’t help those who are truly in need. But, it does help to tell stories and bring us all just that little bit closer together!
In general, the work hours for actors are extensive and irregular. Early morning, evening, weekend, and holiday work is common. Some actors work part time. Few actors work full time, and many have variable schedules. Those who work in theater may travel with a touring show across the country. Film and television actors may also travel to work on location. Overall, it is a career that can provide a difficult life fit.
Who will thrive in this career?
Acting is a cut throat industry. The number one thing that all actors and actresses need is to be talented at acting. You cannot thrive as an actor if you cannot act, perform and entertain. As well as this, in order to truly thrive, actors and actresses will need qualities such as:
- The ability to not take themselves to seriously, as the best work comes from freedom and playfulness
- The ability to be adaptable and flexible
- The desire to take risks and live show to show
- The desire to constantly be learning and updating your skills and knowledge throughout your entire career
Who will struggle in this career?
Obviously, those who are rubbish at acting will struggle to be a thriving actor/actress. Similarly, what really makes actors and actresses excel is their passion. Therefore, if you’re not passionate about films and entertainment then you are likely to struggle in this career.
Additionally, those seeking total financial stability and a job that is easy to fit around family life may struggle as an actor/actress. Lastly, if you’re not confident working with others and performing in front of large audiences, you are likely to struggle as an actor or actress.