Monday, March 31, 2008

Ilynea Lydia Mironoff

We know her as the stunning actress, Helen Mirren. Speaking on NPR this morning, she mentioned that she feels overwhelmed and incapable each time she sees a new script with all the lines to memorize. So typical of low innate self-confidence.


  1. I didn't feel right about the "low innate self confidence" until I revised the assessment based on the Introvert, iNtuitive, Thinking or Feeling and Judging or Perceiving type. INTJ, INFJ, INTP, INFP maybe.

    I don't know if I am as comfortable saying Low Innate Self-Confidence as much as comfortable saying "Introverted, lives in her head, a Thinker, Humble, Scrupulous and Analytical, Works Very Hard, fairly unemotional but probably jellow on the inside under many layers."

    Perhaps this is because I'm not familiar enough with the categories and the labels. I've had ten years with personality types and learning styles, so I'm trying to fuse all that together and see the similarities and differences. I think my main glitch will be in the processing the information.

    And it's probably right that this woman had lower self confidence at a young age in certain situations, but as soon as she found the right crowd, confidence was no longer an issue - success was. Learned Self Confidence. That's it. Ok. Just needed to think it in writing.

    Amy in Ohio.

  2. Good thinking! The best thing to do next is to ask people. When you meet someone with a narrow forehead compared to their length of face, ask them some questions about their "default" confidence level - which in the early days of face reading (personology) was called there is some improvement!

    The first "spot analysis" I experienced with a Personologist, Peggy Seamon, in Blackfoot, Idaho, what impressed me most were her comments about the emotional price I was paying to do what I was doing at the time...all due to my low INNATE self-confidence. I was born with a narrow forehead, yet I was acting confident in the circumstances. Inside I was experiencing huge amounts of anxiety and stress, but not showing it.

    She spotted this right away and it was a huge relief to finally have someone really SEE me.

    Hope this helps!

    P.S. When I met Peggy it was in 1968 and I was doing cold-turkey door-to-door canvassing, one of the hardest things in the world to do. My measurement on self-confidence was in the 1% range. Now, after all these years of making myself do things when I did NOT feel confident, it is in the 75% range.

    And, when I am faced with a completely new challenge, that self-doubt can surface - again...but only for a short while as I simply recognize it, acknowledge it, and move on!

    I am an INFP(J) - depending upon what I am doing. It would be interesting to do some correlation studies between personality types and the physical structure.

  3. By the way - my dad mentioned that I was taking a Face Reading class to his friend in California. Her name is Candie and she's an acting coach. She's interested in learning more. She could see how this skill would be very useful in her acting coaching.


  4. Today I was in a Reiki Teacher Training class and one of the participants is a lovely woman who cannot stop talking. Sure enough, she has a slanted back forehead (likes to get to the point quickly), large irises (emotionally expressive), and has a protruding mouth or muzzle, as I like to call it.

    Our teacher has a full forehead and a receding mouth, so she likes to speak slowly and take her time with the teaching.

    If I didn't know about Face Reading, I would be going NUTS!

    Funny thing is, I too have those same traits (quick thinking, emotional and impulsive of speech) and have learned how to just doodle, think of something, close my eyes and meditate - anything but open my mouth and TALK!

    Isn't life interesting!