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    Quote Originally Posted by Mort Belfry View Post
    Se - Performer
    Ne - Improvisor
    To elaborate on what I said earlier, whereas Ne helps you with improvisation, I don't think that all "good" actors have/need it. Just to present yourself realistically as a character and read the lines given to you can be taken care of with Se.

    But on some shows and movies improvisation is more important and consequently needed.

    The following is a scene from the show Green Wing, which is a show that relies heavily on improvisation. The two characters, Guy Secretan and Sue White are almost definitely ENTPs. Stephen Mangan who plays Guy has said that his scenes with Michelle Gomez (Sue) always end up being darkly sexual. I'm not sure what types the actors are, but they display high Ne.

    [Guy walks into Sue's office and sits down.]
    Sue: "Yes."
    Guy: "I haven't asked the question yet."
    Sue: "Yes."
    Guy: "Is that the answer?"
    Sue: "What..."
    Guy: "Is yes the answer?"
    Sue: "...is the question? I don't know, is it?"
    Guy: "But is yes the answer, take a gamble."
    Sue: "No."
    Guy: "No is the answer?"
    Sue: "No is the answer. Yes is never the answer."
    Guy: "So no is the answer?"
    Sue: "No is the answer."
    Guy: "So if I were to say 'Are you going to ever have sex with any other man apart from me?' then your answer is no?"
    Sue: "D'you want to have sex with me? I mean, do you wanna just fuck me now? Do you wanna do that? Do you wanna just get your cock out and fuck me now? How about that, yeah?" [pause] "Shall we? Here on the table?" [pause] "How about whoppin' it up my arse? How about that, Mr Secretan? Doctor. Mister. Yeah? One above, doctor. How about that, yeah? Mr Secretan whopping it up Staff Liaison's arse."
    [Guy fidgets nervously.]
    Sue: "So wipe yourself down and come back and tell me what you think about that."
    Guy: "Not sure I can stand up."
    Sue: "No. Well, I'll leave for a few moments, shall I?" [She gets up and starts to leave]
    Guy: "Yeah. Um, can you shut the door?"
    Why do we always come here?

    I guess we'll never know.

    It's like a kind of torture,
    To have to watch this show.

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    I'm a minor actor (mostly for fun, though it would be a nice job) and i've got E and N.
    While it is probably an advantage to be ES for some roles, people who need to act are probably also well-off with abstract thinking, since they need to BE someone else and act feelings. It's probably easier for EN's to actually BE someone else and really feel as if they are the character they're playing. Sensors are probably better off playing something close to their original self, like Clint Eastwood or Matt LeBlanc. Maybe LeBlanc isn't a sensor, but he sure plays the role of ESTP a little TOO well to not be one in real life. And since he's fond of strippers and the good things in life... well.

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    I'm actually an acting major.

    I've had a lot of others in the department take the test and so far it is:

    2: ENTPs (Including myself)
    2: INTPs
    2: INFJs
    7: ENFJs
    7: ENFPs

    No S's yet.

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    If by "actor," you mean someone who pretends to be another person before an audience, I'm terrible.

    But I'm an excellent performer. Clever, enthusiastic, and luminous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mort Belfry View Post
    Ne - Improvisor
    ^^^ That.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlahBlahNounBlah View Post
    If by "actor," you mean someone who pretends to be another person before an audience, I'm terrible.
    Agreed, I can't act in the thespian sense for shit.

    But I'm an excellent performer. Clever, enthusiastic, and luminous.
    I have been told that I give good oratory.

    *shrugs*
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    'Cause you can't handle me...

    "A lie is a lie even if everyone believes it. The truth is the truth even if nobody believes it." - David Stevens

    "That that is, is. That that is not, is not. Is that it? It is."

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    I've never thought of my introverted personality as an obstacle to overcome with regard to acting. Theatre's my reason for existing. [That, and learning... everything... but I digress] I find it fairly easy to imagine being someone else, and slipping into their perspectives/behaviors.

    I am extremely reserved for the most part, so it comes as a surprise to most people when I express my passion for acting. I'm not the person on stage anymore. Not quite sure a lot of people understand that idea. Just really losing yourself in what you're doing. Losing a lot of outside awareness. Kind of.. well.. like when you're enamoured with someone, "love at first sight," and you're in a crowded room, everyone else around that person just sort of melts away, and everything that anyone else is saying just regresses into those monotone noises all the adults make on the Peanuts cartoons. And fades out.

    I can say, though, "improv exercises" generally make me uncomfortable. However if there's a need to improvise in a scene from the current production, I'm fairly flexible. I guess I feel like I have something more to work off of, and I know the objectives, so I can still carry on toward those. I definitely would like to improve my general improvisation skills, though. Maybe I just don't like practicing with others unless it's an actual rehearsal of the play/musical we're working on. Little unrelated improv exercises aren't fun for me to participate in, though they are fun to watch. Maybe I'm just very neurotic...

    Anywho. There's my tuppence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lexicon View Post
    Not quite sure a lot of people understand that idea. Just really losing yourself in what you're doing. Losing a lot of outside awareness. Kind of.. well.. like when you're enamoured with someone, "love at first sight," and you're in a crowded room, everyone else around that person just sort of melts away, and everything that anyone else is saying just regresses into those monotone noises all the adults make on the Peanuts cartoons. And fades out.
    I feel you, oh girl, I so feel what you are saying/typing!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainChick View Post
    I feel you, oh girl, I so feel what you are saying/typing!!!

    Aw, shucks.

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    Hypothetically, ENFjs are the best actors.

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