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Talented and insecure | Developing Multiple Talents

Talented and insecure | Developing Multiple Talents | High Ability | Scoop.it

Actor Emily Mortimer, even with the success of the hit TV show The Newsroom, says she still doubts her abilities, and “I’m probably far too self-conscious to be an actress.” Alison Pill [right] also has commented about insecurity, which many talented people experience.

 

 

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'I'm a Fraud': Gifted and talented with insecurity

'I'm a Fraud': Gifted and talented with insecurity | High Ability | Scoop.it
Even people with exceptional talents can feel insecure and struggle with low self-esteem. Many think they are a fraud who will be found out.

 

Meryl Streep, for example, has said, “I have varying degrees of confidence and self-loathing…. “You can have a perfectly horrible day where you doubt your talent… Or that you’re boring and they’re going to find out that you don’t know what you’re doing.”

This is not an isolated feeling or an issue for only a few talented people.

Over the many years of researching creative people and reading many interviews with high ability people, I have seen quotes like Streep’s showing up often.

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