Every individual has their own personality traits and characteristics which build them who they are. Personality and characteristics may sound similar but they are different somehow. Personality is something you can see easier from the surface even though it is not always accurate in the first sight. It won’t take longer to find the real personality traits.
Personality is easier to identify because it is more shown in every gestures and traits. For example, someone looks eager and confident when communicating with others. They face lit up when they talk and they speak comfortably like they are with old friends. So, it is easy for others to judge that someone has extrovert personality.
Character is something built from beliefs, virtue, and motivation, as well as passion. It is built throughout the time and experience. It also change rather easily because when you change your belief or perspective, it will influence your traits. For example, someone is good at acting and looks natural when doing various scenes. However, they are more timid and shy outside of filming location. So, it can be considered that that person has character of a good actor even though they are shy in nature.
Significant Element to be a Good Actress
Speaking of actor, this particular profession is not for everyone because you have to possess particular characteristics to be a good one. One of important character to have is agility to play their emotions. This is not an easy characteristic to build but it is significant element for you to be a good actress. Women are known (stereotypically or not) as emotional creatures. They are seen to be easily played by their own emotions and their way of thinking certainly influenced by it. However, not every woman can be a good actress no matter how emotional she is in her daily basis. The point is not to have emotional characteristic but the ability to convey particular emotion when needed.
You need to have a quick grasp of particular character you play in the scene. This way, you will be able to convey what kind of emotion you should include while you are reciting your lines. You have to act and think like the character you play. This kind of agility in switching from roles to roles is not easy. In fact, lots of professional actors who are agile enough ended up suffer from the aftereffect. You need to know when to switch on and off character.