Is there such a thing as a acting phobia? While doing some more research on the Masons to see if I made the right choice not joining I came across one of their web sites that talks about how they teach with plays and for each degree you earn on your way to becoming a Master Mason you do a play. That about finished things for me right there – I hate acting in any way shape or form. I don’t even like to do the role playing we use to do in Karate class for self defense scenarios.
I find this weird as I don’t have a problem getting up in front of the class to do a kata for Karate, or teach something. I also have no problems at work getting up to teach or run a meeting. Meet customers and run a training class – no problems. . . . .
But for as long as I can remember I never wanted to act. I avoided it in Boy Scouts around the campfire, I avoided it at school. . . . weird. . . maybe it is something to do with not interacting with the audience like you do when teaching or having a meeting. . . I don’t know but the shrink side of me finds it interesting . . .