Sometimes you hear Hollywood actors say they just want a change of scenery.  Or, they are tired of a role and want to try something new.  Rarely, however, do you hear an actor say he or she is tired “from a role,” but that’s exactly why #11 FCAL Tom Selleck left the hit show ‘Magnum P.I.’ back in the 1980s.  In a recent interview, Selleck gave a sneak peak into the mind of a #11, a Brain Type we have been known to affectionately call the “introvert of the extraverts.”

“I quit ‘Magnum,’ not because I didn’t like it or I was tired of it.  I was tired from it. And I wanted a three-dimensional life because I didn’t have one,” says Selleck, who now can be seen on the popular television show, ‘Bluebloods.’  As for the world of acting, “I knew intellectually what it would mean in terms of being a public person, but until you’ve lived it, there’s no way to understand it. I had a feeling of, ‘I don’t think I’m cut out for this.’   Tom later took a multi-year hiatus from Hollywood.  In his own words, “I’m private person, and I always treasured the balance between work and time with my family. It’s always about them.”  He also loves his ranch in California.  “I do grunt work and I make the rounds. I like watching things grow. It’s a retreat.”

These characteristics are typical #11, with exceptions being someone like #11 Tom Cruise (who is dyslexic and left-handed, making for a more risk-taking individual).  Julia Roberts, Cindy Crawford, and Robert Redford, who is described as the “Quiet Man of Hollywood,” would all share Selleck’s sentiments quite readily.  Michelle Pfeiffer (#11 FCAL), who onscreen comes across as quite competent, confessed a few years back that she suffers from social anxiety.  She was extremely nervous, in fact, about taking a role in “Murder On the Orient Express” because of the tight spaces.  “I was slightly anxious about being trapped on the train all day long.  I need to have my own private time and space to gather myself.  I can sit for hours just doing nothing by myself… I’m a bit… antisocial, let’s call it that.”  She also went on to say that it’s “torture” to watch herself on screen (#11s sure care about self-image!).

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