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    Hi,my name is dan and im an INFP :hi
    For the last year ive been fantasizing and dreaming (as a typical INFP) about me becoming a film director. I think about it most of the day(Scripts, ideas, Camera angles, Shots and more...) I visualize for hours dreams and "scripts". Now i just joined film class in high school. Ihave great fate in me but i still a little insecure because first of all I cant drawn and I think its highly realative to direct a movie, the aesthetic part of the job is the one who worries me' but who knows.

    So what do u think- INFP as filmakers- UPS AND DOWNS?
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    I studied directing at university, which although it was a fabulous learning experience, it really didn't work out. I'm sure there are INFP directors but as a type, we are certainly not naturally suited to such a role. There are certain personality requirements to be a director and I was lacking in all the major areas. I ended up gravitating towards editing which fulfilled a lot of the aspects I liked about directing but in a less stressful environment. I'm still trying to pursue this career...

    Sorry, this sounds like I'm trying to dissuade you. Did you mean you're bad at drawing? This certainly isn't a requirement for becoming a director. Many of the directors who heavily storyboard can't draw to save themselves and often do little more than stick figures to demonstrate their shot. Being able to visualize a shot in your head is the main thing. Also not all aesthetic skills are directly connected; being bad a drawing doesn't mean you would be bad at cinematography.
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    I am also trying to make some sort of a career in editing. I've had some trouble:

    1) I can't deal with people pressuring me to do it fast fast fast. I'm too much of a perfectionist.

    2) I have a habit of saying yes, which causes stress because I will take too many projects at once, or too much responsibility.

    3) I am too proud. I don't like routine jobs, so it is hard for me to stay in one place long enough to get somewhere with it.

    But, anyways, I think that I am pretty well equipped for the job. I can read people well, read the actors' performances. I can see possibilities on the timeline quite easily, I've often been able to "save" some projects because of this improvisation I do with the material. I also have a good hunch about what works and what doesn't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Southern Kross View Post
    I studied directing at university, which although it was a fabulous learning experience, it really didn't work out. I'm sure there are INFP directors but as a type, we are certainly not naturally suited to such a role. There are certain personality requirements to be a director and I was lacking in all the major areas. I ended up gravitating towards editing which fulfilled a lot of the aspects I liked about directing but in a less stressful environment. I'm still trying to pursue this career...

    Sorry, this sounds like I'm trying to dissuade you. Did you mean you're bad at drawing? This certainly isn't a requirement for becoming a director. Many of the directors who heavily storyboard can't draw to save themselves and often do little more than stick figures to demonstrate their shot. Being able to visualize a shot in your head is the main thing. Also not all aesthetic skills are directly connected; being bad a drawing doesn't mean you would be bad at cinematography.
    Thanks fo the comment!
    Ill realy appreciate it if u write the goods and bads of an INFP director

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    I don't know INFPs that well, but I would believe that if you are a perfectionist, that would be something that could be held against you because you have someone elses money that youre working with and if you take too long to set up shots, make final decisions, and be happy with a final shot, then that could be something bad

    you have to be vocal and direct to get the job done, you need to be able to work with all different personality types and not be a push over

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    Quote Originally Posted by nolla View Post
    I am also trying to make some sort of a career in editing. I've had some trouble:

    1) I can't deal with people pressuring me to do it fast fast fast. I'm too much of a perfectionist.

    2) I have a habit of saying yes, which causes stress because I will take too many projects at once, or too much responsibility.

    3) I am too proud. I don't like routine jobs, so it is hard for me to stay in one place long enough to get somewhere with it.

    But, anyways, I think that I am pretty well equipped for the job. I can read people well, read the actors' performances. I can see possibilities on the timeline quite easily, I've often been able to "save" some projects because of this improvisation I do with the material. I also have a good hunch about what works and what doesn't.
    Ugh, these are some of the biggest problems with INFPs dealing with employment in general. Sucks so much...

    Quote Originally Posted by Danbenyo View Post
    Thanks fo the comment!
    Ill realy appreciate it if u write the goods and bads of an INFP director
    OK here are the qualities every director needs to have.

    Stuff INFPs are great at
    Strong aesthetic skills
    Problem solving skills
    Leading by example
    Creativity
    Knack for empathy and understanding emotional complexity
    Passion for storytelling

    Stuff INFPs struggle with
    Assertiveness
    Decisiveness
    Coping well in high pressure situations
    Mental clarity
    Organizational skills
    Complete confidence in his/her abilities
    Strong verbal communication skills
    Very good interpersonal skills (ie. dealing with actors and crew)
    Handle criticism well (in terms of film school training in particular)
    The ability to network with and ass kiss important people
    A strong unwavering drive for success (although INFPs can have this)

    There's probably a lot more but that's all I can think of right now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Southern Kross View Post
    Stuff INFPs are great at
    Strong aesthetic skills
    Problem solving skills
    Leading by example
    Creativity
    Knack for empathy and understanding emotional complexity
    Passion for storytelling

    Stuff INFPs struggle with
    Assertiveness
    Decisiveness
    Coping well in high pressure situations
    Mental clarity
    Organizational skills
    Complete confidence in his/her abilities
    Strong verbal communication skills
    Very good interpersonal skills (ie. dealing with actors and crew)
    Handles criticism well (in terms of film school training in particular)
    The ability to network with and ass kiss important people
    A strong unwavering drive for success (although INFPs can have this)
    That seems pretty complete list. I might add one thing that makes the difference for me. The reason I want to be in this business is to create something, and I don't need to be a director to feel satisfied in my work. I feel like editing is as important part, even though it is not on top of the food chain. I enjoy getting other people's vision in the final form. I basically get my fix by editing, so I don't need to be a director and take all those negative things that come with the job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Southern Kross View Post
    Ugh, these are some of the biggest problems with INFPs dealing with employment in general. Sucks so much...


    OK here are the qualities every director needs to have.

    Stuff INFPs are great at
    Strong aesthetic skills
    Problem solving skills
    Leading by example
    Creativity
    Knack for empathy and understanding emotional complexity
    Passion for storytelling

    Stuff INFPs struggle with
    Assertiveness
    Decisiveness
    Coping well in high pressure situations- I got one of those maybe beacuse of my ADD
    Mental clarity
    Organizational skills
    Complete confidence in his/her abilities
    Strong verbal communication skills
    Very good interpersonal skills (ie. dealing with actors and crew)
    Handles criticism well (in terms of film school training in particular)
    The ability to network with and ass kiss important people
    A strong unwavering drive for success (although INFPs can have this)- I dont know about others INFP but success seems like the only hope.
    There's probably a lot more but that's all I can think of right now.
    Thx man!
    I agree with most of the things.
    but I think if u wont give up and give up your best fight U can conqur all of those struggles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danbenyo View Post
    I think if u wont give up and give up your best fight U can conqur all of those struggles.
    Sure you can. But be sure to go in supermotivated, that will be the biggest obstacle when you are there in the reality of making movies. I know I would not have any trouble if I was saving lives with this... but since I'm not, it seems more important for me to live comfortably than be stressing all the time...

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