Why are actors so insecure?

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About Sanna Haynes – I’m an actress and I teach acting. I write screenplays. I paint, draw, dance ballet, I sing, I am horrible at tap dance (trying to work on that one), I visualize films in my brain, I yoga it up most mornings, I like to organize.
In addition to acting, I private coach, and I also teach acting. I am a screenwriter, and I am now in the production side of filmmaking. In addition, I am also a blogger, and a YouTuber. I used the word “I” a lot in this paragraph. I apologize. I.

Actors: The Most Insecure People on the Planet

UGH.
I really, truly, completely, and severely hate this fact.
However, at the end of the day, it is still a fact.

A look at insecure actors in history!

Why are actors some of the most insecure people in this world? Why do we constantly second guess ourselves and our abilities?
Maybe we should look at the history of actors…

Actors – Its time to celebrate yourself!

Maybe this should change? Just maybe?
Perhaps we actors should begin to view ourselves for who we are, not what we do.
Just a thought.
Maybe we shouldn’t listen to the voices around us that attempt to tear us down at every opportunity.
Yeah.
And maybe we could take steps to build ourselves up?
Examples:
“I didn’t book that job, but I really felt good about what I did in the audition. Probably my best audition, yet.”
“I can finally join SAG! Good for me.”
“I didn’t get the lead in that commercial, but they offered me another part. They must have liked my audition!”
And et cetera. You get it. Really a cheesy method. Despite this, I really believe in speaking positive words over yourself. This can be critical to breaking out of insecurity.
Let’s get beyond these actor stereotypes. We have better things to think about.
Other Guest Posts from Actor Hub
  • Guest Post from Actor and Director Ben Hodge – We really don’t know what will happen. We think we know. We think we know a lot of other things too that often can mess with our choices, paths and decisions we make in our lives, art and work.
  • Guest Post from award-winning writer, director, producer, and Artistic Director of Anthony Meindl’s Actor Workshop in London. His London acting classes meet Monday nights.
  • Being confidence is one of the biggest keys to happiness. Confidence is a state of mind and a series of behaviours which you can learn. Here are ten ways to start being more confident.
  • After any audition it is all too easy to beat yourself up and give yourself a hard time, but is that really your job? Stay postive and it can reflect in everything you do.