i just had to do this because feelers

greatfay  asked:

How much do you believe an actor's stage presence contributes to type impressions? Sometimes if an actor (or even voice actor) is more emotive than the script calls for, it can mess up my perception on their functions, or they can give an introverted character an energy that comes off as extroverted.

A fair amount.

I had to laugh, because just the other day I had a conversation with a friend who doubted Jeff Goldblum is capable of playing a withdrawn introvert. His ENTP comes on STRONG. Can he NOT flirt with anyone in the room? No, so he does, and that makes even his introverted characters more… well, extroverted.

My personal favorites are the feeler actors who are handed thinker roles. They bring so much depth, nuance, and “hidden emotion” to the part – often the Fi-doms do this with their eyes, so even if the character itself is very detached and emotionless on-screen, there’s a hidden world of the soul in their gaze. Some of the stronger Fe’s, though, can soften a character so much, the natural cognition blurs (like Jeremy Northam’s Mr. Knightley in Emma; he takes all the sharp corrections/bluntness and gives them rounded edges and flirtations).

Audrey Hepburn, an ISFX (ISFJ?) said the hardest part she ever played was an extrovert – it was deeply uncomfortable for her to move outside her comfort zone like that, even in “make believe.” And indeed, she does have what I rather consider the “introvert zone” going on in her performances – they are a little more poised / self contained / not as ‘occupying’ as an extrovert’s performance.

Many introverts (like Ralph Fiennes, Al Pacino, Renée Zellweger, or Audrey, or Stephen Dillane) turn out incredibly deep, nuanced, layered performances all the time – but an extrovert occupies more space. They figuratively, literally, metaphorically, and personality-wise… sprawl across the screen (like Hugh Jackman, Jeff Goldblum, etc) and often engage in more “scene-stealing,” because the higher Fe’s have SO MUCH PRESENCE it’s effortless for them.

For characters, that’s why it’s best to look for function stacking in addition to the overall characterization – because the actor’s “tone” or “presence” is piling on top of what the script calls for, and their interpretation of it changes things.

- ENFP Mod

anonymous asked:

I'm an INTJ and my ENFP girlfriend is always crying. I tolerate it and make her tea but she told me she needs to "be assured of the validity of her emotions." I have not the slightest idea on how to do that. Do you have any suggestions? I'm at a real loss here because I truly can't relate to her constant emotional state no matter how much effort I put into sympathizing. It's a real crossroads in our relationship because she feels that I don't care about her feelings when I do.

This sounds pretty similar to a situation I had with my INTJ boyfriend– I also felt like he didn’t think my feelings were valid. He just kept trying to solve the source of the problem and saying “What’s the big deal? Just do this and it will be fixed” which makes perfect sense from an INTJ’s point of view but unfortunately for a feeler it can seem more like you’re saying “You shouldn’t be so emotional right now” or “Your emotions are useless and don’t matter right now”.

From what she says it sounds like she wants to know that you think it’s okay for her to be emotional– that it is not something for you to just “tolerate”, but something for you to understand and get through with her together. As a feeler I can attest that sometimes we get emotional and we don’t mean to, and we don’t want to, but there it is. And it makes it 10x worse when our partner seems burdened by it, because we honestly can’t help it sometimes. We don’t want to feel wrong for having strong emotions, because then that means our core personality is wrong and a burden.

I know that you said you’ve put a lot of effort into sympathizing with her, though I don’t know exactly what you say to her. But if you haven’t tried it already, say “I completely understand why this is so upsetting” or “That is a really shitty situation– I understand where you’re coming from”. In other words, it’s like assuring her that there’s nothing wrong with feeling the way she feels. Also, ask her how she’s feeling, and prod her to talk about it. Then listen. Ask questions along the way. This will not only help you to perhaps understand why she’s feeling the way she feels, but also make her really feel like you care about her feelings.

Because We’re Here is on the lookout for a background artist! Unfortunately, the game’s current BG artist has had to step back due to health problems, and I’m just putting out feelers to see if anyone’s interested in doing some backgrounds! All styles considered (I feel a more stylised and simplistic look would definitely fit the game just as well as anything super-detailed)!

There are around 20-30 backgrounds (1024x600) - mostly trenches/fields and 1910s interiors/exteriors - be drawn in the next few months. I don’t have MASSIVE amounts of money for BGs, but I do have SOME - so I know this opportunity will mostly appeal to people who like the game and want to help out, but in any case, I’d be more than happy to discuss rates!

So if you’re interested in becoming part of Because We’re Here (and pocketing a modest-but-not-unreasonable amount of sweet moolah), please email studioelfriede@gmail.com with a link to your work! And please do share this with anyone you think might be interested. Thanks!