Entertainers are fun-loving, crowd-pleasing people who are happiest at the moment when the lights go down and the curtain goes up. They are a show in and of themselves, whether on Broadway, in a musical or a concert; and the sound of applause is their favorite song.
Like other archetypes in the Performer family, Entertainers love to be the center of attention. They live in the moment and are drawn to sensory pleasures like art, music and food.
Musicians are the consummate Entertainers, and acts like Beyoncé, Michael Jackson, the Rolling Stones, Elton John, Bruce Springsteen and many others are proof positive of this. There is a passion and intensity in their performances that leaves little doubt that being on stage is a true calling.
Also in the Entertainer spectrum are illusionists and acrobats like the members of Cirque du Soleil, who never fail to amaze us, and David Copperfield. But you don’t have to be famous to be a born Entertainer: from the family member keeping everyone in stitches at the dinner table to the hopefuls on shows like America’s Got Talent and American Idol, all you need is the dream.
James Brown, Elvis Presley, Katy Perry, Gwen Stefani, Liza Minelli, Alan Cummings
Often the life of the party, an Entertainer is also great to have around when you need a distraction or a pick-me-up.
Outsized entertainers usually have outsized egos as well and can tend to be moody when they are not on stage.
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“On stage I make love to twenty-five thousand people, and then I go home alone.” -Janis Joplin