Archetypes are a large part of storytelling. They are the part of the foundation of writing. Furthermore, casting uses them to define what shows are looking for. Yes, we are all special snowflakes, but our essence can be categorized or defined by a short list of characteristics. That’s what archetypes are for.
For example, we use The Heroes & Heroines of Comedy here at Actors Comedy Studio. We figure out which archetypes highlight your essence as an actor: Are you the Dreamer? Are you the Neurotic? Maybe you’re the Rebel? There are ten archetypes we use in total. If you really want to learn more about them come here to Actors Comedy Studio and we’ll teach you!