yeah, probably the less like the character's personality we are, the more objective we can be. though i feel like i have a fairly easy time recognizing ENFP musicians on the spot. assuming i'm right, though i'd bet on a lot of them. but i think we like identifying people like us because that means our type has the capacity to be like that. it reflects on us. like natalie portman, she's awesome, who doesn't want to be her type?
Perhaps some people tend to notice the characteristics they immediately identify with in the characters, so what doesn't fit is left to the background. Perhaps it's just wishful thinking. Projection...
Typing actors/characters should be taken as a good-humoured practice, not an absolute anyway. That goes for other typings as well.
Originally Posted by Athenian200
What are you proposing, then? Should we only type actors that we don't like in order to avoid the bias?
i'd like to throw it out there that i am in no way biased in typing rachel mcadams. i really don't find her to be that great of an actress, and outside of mean girls really don't have a following towards her. i just saw a girl who seemed a bit uncomfortable when speaking in interviews, and just picked up more F than T. don't know why, but i just felt that about her.
"I don't know a perfect person.
I only know flawed people who are still worth loving."
What we and others have in common, we recognize; what we have not in common, we disregard.
I think at least in part this is because the only persons thoughts and feelsings we can ever directly experience are our own. Frequently, people use themselves (or at least their perception of themselves) as a yard stick to measure other people.