I’m good at auditioning if the character is supposed to be a nervous guy.
The feeling of falling from an airplane for me as a skydiver is almost the same as being an actor - having a film director's camera in my face or walking onto a stage in front of a big audience. There's an adrenaline rush and a test of vulnerability.
The ACTING challenge is getting out of my own way ... giving up control of my body to the CHARACTER so he can jump inside and become alive. It feels uncomfortable at times when he does things I wouldn't do ... or uses secret fears & emotions in my own personality to express himself.
It's fun, though, when he CUSSES. I don't know why, but it feels good to be able to say "#>%!" and "≠?¤#$" in front of a lot of people once in a while.