Marc Hertel

Personal Narrative

The Keirsey Temperament Quiz showed that I am an idealist. Idealists, as a temperament, only consist of 15 to 20 percent of the population and are known for their inspirational leadership, honesty, kindness, and willingness to help others. We are concerned with becoming the best person we can be, and assisting others to do the same. As highly ethical beings, we hate conflict and come down really hard on ourselves when we lash out in anger or unfairness to others. The things we hold closest to our hearts are our loved ones, for we would rather have a handful of deep, meaningful relationships, than a bunch of friendly associates.

Using the information at hand, my ideal job would have to consist of working with people, and being able to establish powerful and concrete relationships with others. This is why I think I would be best suited for a job in the theatre, specifically an actor, or something along the lines of a counselor or motivational speaker. This way, if I’m in the theatre, I’m gaining a close-knit family with the cast and crew but am also getting face to face contact that requires me to look deep within myself and draw out those emotions to make not only my performance more believable, but to help out my fellow actors as well. Otherwise, if I were to be a counselor or motivational speaker I could use my life experiences to help others through tough times and be a caring person for them to come to.

Keeping all this in mind, I’ve decided to include in my portfolio various items showcasing my passion and knowledge of stage and film, but also show that I can research various topics and be very creative as well. That is why I will break down my artifacts into theatre, film, essays, and creative writing. Each category’s documents are in order by most recent date, so that one can see how I have progressed and matured through the years.


Welcome to my online portfolio! My name is Marc Hertel. I am a senior at Fort Hays State University. I am studying for a Bachelor's Degree in Communications with an emphasis on Theatre. On this website you will find information regarding my personality, education, and work experience. My resume is located in the sidebar and references are available upon request. I have also included plenty of papers and essays to show my growth in intellect, creativity, and maturity over the years. Enjoy what you find, my world is ours to share!

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Work History

Work History
Mar 2007 - Present


Flax Lawn and Landscaping
Mar 2009 - Present


Montana Mike's
Feb 2011 - Present


Golden Corral




Creative Writing