Flying close to the flame
Nicole Kidman has talked about many personal qualities and experiences that relate to being a gifted and talented person with multiple abilities.
“You live with a lot of complicated emotions as an actor, and they whirl around you and create havoc at times. And yet, as an actor you’re consciously and unconsciously allowing that to happen…
“It’s my choice, and I would rather do it this way than live to be 100… Or rather than choosing not to exist within life’s extremities. I’m willing to fly close to the flame.” ///
Impostor Feelings and High Sensitivity
“Every time I star in a film, I think I cannot act. I’ve tried to pull out of almost every one I’ve done because of sheer terror. I can always come up with a list of actresses who would do better and try to convince the director to cast someone else. My mother keeps telling me to call it quits. She thinks my nature is too fragile for acting.”
See more of her quotes, plus comments by teachers, psychologists and other experts on gifted children and adults in Nicole Kidman – a brief annotated profile.
Many talented and creative people experience impostor feelings and beliefs about themselves, despite their success. Valerie Young, Ed.D. is an expert on impostor syndrome and commented in an Entrepreneur magazine article:
“Millions of people, from entrepreneurs to celebrities, have a hard time internalizing their accomplishments.”
– See more in article: Getting beyond impostor feelings.