Get to Know… Rachel

Name: Rachel Sexton

Personality Type: INTJ

Famous INTJ’s: Angela Lansbury, Jane Austen, Lewis Carroll, Augustus Caesar, Susan B. Anthony, Clarice Starling, Mr. Darcy.

What do you love most about yourself?

The way I try to be as intelligent, responsible, and well-rounded as possible.

What would you most like to change about yourself?

I wish I was a little more outgoing.

Favorite Fictional Character & why:

Hermione Granger from the Harry Potter series. I adore so many books and characters, but she is the character who I have to say is most like me and she’s also my favorite because honestly, wouldn’t you want her on your side in a fight?

Name one possession that you absolutely love:

My dog, Lily!

If you could meet one person, living or dead, who would it be and why?

This one is SO tough to decide, but I guess I would have to say Eleanor of Aquitaine. I would want to meet a woman of historical importance and she is an extremely interesting one. Plus, meeting anyone from centuries ago and seeing how they look and talk would be fascinating.

Tell us three of your “guilty pleasures”:

  1. Romance novels!
  2. Barbeque potato chips!
  3. New Kids on the Block!

Name one thing (book, song, movie, item) you wish you had thought up first:

The internet. Think about how pervasive it is in our lives now and how it has truly changed the world. It isn’t an overstatement to say that it has connected everyone on the planet. That is a staggering thing to accomplish. All the information and entertainment it can provide is nothing to sneer at either.

Share several of your favorite quotes with us:

“Get busy living or get busy dying.” —The Shawshank Redemption: Because it’s a great philosophy for life.

“It is a truth, universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.” —Pride and Prejudice: Because it begins the best romance EVER.

“To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.” —An Ideal Husband: Because with Oscar Wilde’s trademark wit, it reminds me that a healthy amount of confidence is a good thing.

What memory is the most special to you and why?

I had surgery to remove tumors from my ears when I was about 5 and I distinctly remember waking up from the anesthesia and I sat up saying, “I’m so happy” out loud before going out again. My mom said it freaked her out a little but I said it because I was alive—remember, I was 5 years old at the time! I guess I always remembered that feeling and it let me trust deep down that everything was going to turn out the way it was supposed to, even during the toughest moments.

Who is your favorite actor / actress? What was the first film you saw them in?

Favorite actress is Audrey Hepburn, and I think the first I saw of her was part of Roman Holiday a long time ago. I have since seen all of her work of course and she is one of the few actors who has cultivated a completely positive and classy off-screen persona aside from being talented onscreen. Favorite actor goes back even further for me—Jimmy Stewart. Just so engaging to watch. (Natalie Wood and Steve McQueen are close seconds.)

“I would never get tired of talking about…”?

All the fandoms I love. Harry Potter, Star Wars, Once Upon a Time, The Hunger Games, Jane Austen, and more—they all provide endless entertainment to me and lots of refreshing brain and wit exercise too!

If you could own any animal as a pet, what would it be?

An Ewok! I don’t care if the Star Wars fanboys don’t like them, the baby ewoks are the cutest things in The Return of the Jedi.

One miniseries or television show everyone needs to try out at least once:

Well, I have to say my favorite show, Once Upon a Time. You might have a hard time getting male viewers to tune in a first but if you show them the right episode, with plenty of the action and adventure the show does so well, with a minimum of the romantic subplot, (such as maybe the Pilot or episode 15 “Red-Handed”) they will be hooked too because the storytelling is so engaging in it’s universal themes and non-linear structure.

7 Replies to “Get to Know… Rachel”

  1. Love your favorite actors, Audrey and Jimmy are up there on my list as well. And I haven’t seen “Once Upon a Time” but I think I’m going to have to check it out . . . everyone seems to love it! Nice to meet you Rachel!

  2. Great to “meet” you, Rachel! It’s been lovely to see all these interviews. 🙂

    Love how much you recommend, ‘Once.’ It is a fabulous accomplishment for ABC and so entertaining. Who wouldn’t like it!?

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