An Introvert's Dilemma

<p>I'm a home-schooled sophomore, and I am essentially an introvert (not socially-awkward or a people-hater, just interact with people differently :))
I am in love with the arts, but to be more specific, I love singing and movie-making. My goal is to be a director as my career, but my question is this: Is this possible for an introvert?</p>

<p>Is it mandatory for me to become extrovert to succeed in this field? Are there any well-noted, introverted directors? If you have any answers, please post!</p>

<p>Thank you! :)</p>

<p>It doesn't matter if you're "introvert or extrovert". What matters is what you create. If you already developed short films etc that's what matters the most. Seems like you haven't made anything. Also it seems like you're dreaming about a career that is probable in your interest but not going to happen if you just magically think it's going to come to you. Work work work.</p>

<p>There are a lot of introverts in the movie business.. the actually shy actor is almost a cliche. The Feb 6 issue of Time Magazine has a good cover story on introverts and how awesome they are! Check it out in the library. Good luck.</p>

<p>tofugirl, it is great that you are exploring your options at such an early stage. I agree that anyone with talent can make it, although not everyone will! One thing that you may need to work on will be learning to sell yourself. This is a skill that can be developed and one that you can work on as you work on getting together the tools you need to apply to film school, if that is what you want to do! Good luck.</p>

<p>You've got plenty of time to find the right fit of career for you, and hopefully in college (or through a pre-college program or similar experience) you'll be able to find out if directing is right for you.
If you work at it, you can be anything you want to be! :)
Good luck <3</p>