myersandbriggs

durzio:

I made a thing to help create Character Personalities for all you writers out there. you can either read through and pick and choose the character traits you want, or you can let these GIFs choose for you!

based on the 12 Archetypes, and the Myers-Briggs personality types

for added fun, try making a character from Both a random Archetype and MBPT!

12 STANDARD ARCHETYPES 

1. The Innocent

Motto: Free to be you and me

Core desire: to get to paradise

Goal: to be happy

Greatest fear: to be punished for doing something bad or wrong

Strategy: to do things right

Weakness: boring for all their naive innocence

Talent: faith and optimism

The Innocent is also known as: Utopian, traditionalist, naive, mystic, saint, romantic, dreamer.

2. The Everyman

Motto: All men and women are created equal

Core Desire: connecting with others

Goal: to belong

Greatest fear: to be left out or to stand out from the crowd

Strategy: develop ordinary solid virtues, be down to earth, the common touch

Weakness: losing one’s own self in an effort to blend in or for the sake of superficial relationships

Talent: realism, empathy, lack of pretense

The Regular Person is also known as: The good old boy, everyman, the person next door, the realist, the working stiff, the solid citizen, the good neighbor, the silent majority.

3. The Hero

Motto: Where there’s a will, there’s a way

Core desire: to prove one’s worth through courageous acts

Goal: expert mastery in a way that improves the world

Greatest fear: weakness, vulnerability, being a “chicken”

Strategy: to be as strong and competent as possible

Weakness: arrogance, always needing another battle to fight

Talent: competence and courage

The Hero is also known as: The warrior, crusader, rescuer, superhero, the soldier, dragon slayer, the winner and the team player.

4. The Caregiver

Motto: Love your neighbour as yourself

Core desire: to protect and care for others

Goal: to help others

Greatest fear: selfishness and ingratitude

Strategy: doing things for others

Weakness: martyrdom and being exploited

Talent: compassion, generosity

The Caregiver is also known as: The saint, altruist, parent, helper, supporter.

5. The Explorer

Motto: Don’t fence me in

Core desire: the freedom to find out who you are through exploring the world

Goal: to experience a better, more authentic, more fulfilling life

Biggest fear: getting trapped, conformity, and inner emptiness

Strategy: journey, seeking out and experiencing new things, escape from boredom

Weakness: aimless wandering, becoming a misfit

Talent: autonomy, ambition, being true to one’s soul

The explorer is also known as: The seeker, iconoclast, wanderer, individualist, pilgrim.

6. The Outlaw

Motto: Rules are made to be broken

Core desire: revenge or revolution

Goal: to overturn what isn’t working

Greatest fear: to be powerless or ineffectual

Strategy: disrupt, destroy, or shock

Weakness: crossing over to the dark side, crime

Talent: outrageousness, radical freedom

The Outlaw is also known as: The rebel, revolutionary, wild man, the misfit, or iconoclast.

7. The Lover

Motto: You’re the only one

Core desire: intimacy and experience

Goal: being in a relationship with the people, work and surroundings they love

Greatest fear: being alone, a wallflower, unwanted, unloved

Strategy: to become more and more physically and emotionally attractive

Weakness: outward-directed desire to please others at risk of losing own identity

Talent: passion, gratitude, appreciation, and commitment

The Lover is also known as: The partner, friend, intimate, enthusiast, sensualist, spouse, team-builder.

8. The Creator

Motto: If you can imagine it, it can be done

Core desire: to create things of enduring value

Goal: to realize a vision

Greatest fear: mediocre vision or execution

Strategy: develop artistic control and skill

Task: to create culture, express own vision

Weakness: perfectionism, bad solutions

Talent: creativity and imagination

The Creator is also known as: The artist, inventor, innovator, musician, writer or dreamer.

9. The Jester

Motto: You only live once

Core desire: to live in the moment with full enjoyment

Goal: to have a great time and lighten up the world

Greatest fear: being bored or boring others

Strategy: play, make jokes, be funny

Weakness: frivolity, wasting time

Talent: joy

The Jester is also known as: The fool, trickster, joker, practical joker or comedian.

10. The Sage

Motto: The truth will set you free

Core desire: to find the truth.

Goal: to use intelligence and analysis to understand the world.

Biggest fear: being duped, misled—or ignorance.

Strategy: seeking out information and knowledge; self-reflection and understanding thought processes.

Weakness: can study details forever and never act.

Talent: wisdom, intelligence.

The Sage is also known as: The expert, scholar, detective, advisor, thinker, philosopher, academic, researcher, thinker, planner, professional, mentor, teacher, contemplative.

11. The Magician

Motto: I make things happen.

Core desire: understanding the fundamental laws of the universe

Goal: to make dreams come true

Greatest fear: unintended negative consequences

Strategy: develop a vision and live by it

Weakness: becoming manipulative

Talent: finding win-win solutions

The Magician is also known as:The visionary, catalyst, inventor, charismatic leader, shaman, healer, medicine man.

12. The Ruler

Motto: Power isn’t everything, it’s the only thing.

Core desire: control

Goal: create a prosperous, successful family or community

Strategy: exercise power

Greatest fear: chaos, being overthrown

Weakness: being authoritarian, unable to delegate

Talent: responsibility, leadership

The Ruler is also known as: The boss, leader, aristocrat, king, queen, politician, role model, manager or administrator.

 MYERS-BRIGGS PERSONALITY TYPES

ISTJ- inspector

Responsible, Sincere, Analytical, Reserved, Realistic, Systematic. 

Hardworking and Trustworthy with sound practical judgment

ISFJ-protector

Warm, Considerate, Gentle, Responsible, Pragmatic, Thorough.

 Devoted Caretakers who enjoy being helpful to others.

INFJ-counselor

Idealistic, Organized, Insightful, Dependable, Compassionate, Gentle.

Seek harmony and cooperation, and enjoy intellectual stimulation.

INTJ-mastermind

Innovative, Independant, Strategic, Logical, Reserved, Insightful.

Driven by their own original ideas to achieve improvements. 

ISTP-crafter

Action-oriented, Logical, Analytical, Spontaneous, Reserved, Independant.

Enjoy adventure, skilled at understanding how mechanical things work.

ISFP-composer

Gentle, Sensitive, Nurturing, Helpful, Flexible, Realistic.

Seek to create a personal enviroment that is both beautiful and practical.

INFP-healer

Sensitive, Creative, Idealistic, Perceptive, Caring, Loyal.

Value inner harmony and personal growth, Focus on dreams and possibilities.

INTP-architect

Intellectual, Logical, Precise, Reserved, Flexible, Imaginative.

Original thinkers who enjoy speculation and creative problem solving.

ESTP-promoter

Outgoing, Realistic, Action-Oriented, Curious, Versatile, Spontaneous.

Pragmatic problem solvers and skillful negotiators

ESFP-performer

Playful, Enthusiastic, Friendly, Spontaneous, Tactful, Flexible.

Have strong common sense, enjoy helping people in tangible ways.

ENFP-champion

Enthusiastic, Creative, Spontaneous, Optimistic, Supportive, Playful.

Value inspiration, enjoy starting new projects, see potential in others.

ENTP-inventor

Inventive, Enthusiastic, Strategic, Enterprising, Inquisitive, Versatile.

Enjoy new ideas and challenges, Value inspiration.

ESTJ-supervisor

Efficient, Outgoing, Analytical, Systematic, Dependable, Realistic.

Like to run the show and get things done in an orderly fashion.

ESFJ-provider

Friendly, Outgoing, Reliable, Conscientious, Organized, Practical.

Seek to be helpful and please others, enjoy being active and productive.

ENFJ-teacher

Caring, Enthusiastic, Idealistic, Organized, Diplomatic, Responsible.

Skilled communicators who value connection with people.

ENTJ-fieldmarshal

Strategic, Logical, Efficient, Outgoing. Ambitious, Independent.

Effective organizers of people and long-range planners.

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livingthroughbooks
somebodysupercool:

Book Haul → May 20th, 2014

The Sweetest Dark by Shana Abe
The Nightmare Affair by Mindee Arnett
The Nightmare Dilemma by Mindee Arnett
Wish by Alexandra Bullen
The One by Kiera Cass
The School for Good and Evil: a World Without Princes by Soman Chainani
Snap Decision: Maybe Tonight? by Bridie Clark
Snap Decision: You Only Live Once by Bridie Clark
Hung Up by Kristen Tracy
The Treatment by Suzanne Young

somebodysupercool:

Book Haul → May 20th, 2014

  • The Sweetest Dark by Shana Abe
  • The Nightmare Affair by Mindee Arnett
  • The Nightmare Dilemma by Mindee Arnett
  • Wish by Alexandra Bullen
  • The One by Kiera Cass
  • The School for Good and Evil: a World Without Princes by Soman Chainani
  • Snap Decision: Maybe Tonight? by Bridie Clark
  • Snap Decision: You Only Live Once by Bridie Clark
  • Hung Up by Kristen Tracy
  • The Treatment by Suzanne Young
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disneysmermaids:

cherribalm:

site that you can type in the definition of a word and get the word

site for when you can only remember part of a word/its definition 

site that gives you words that rhyme with a word

site that gives you synonyms and antonyms

THAT FIRST SITE IS EVERY WRITER’S DREAM DO YOU KNOW HOW MANY TIMES I’VE TRIED WRITING SOMETHING AND THOUGHT GOD DAMN IS THERE A SPECIFIC WORD FOR WHAT I’M USING TWO SENTENCES TO DESCRIBE AND JUST GETTING A BUNCH OF SHIT GOOGLE RESULTS

characterandwritinghelp

avajae:

So as many of you already know, I love dual-POV narratives. Reading multiple perspectives to me, is fascinating when done correctly, and writing it just never gets boring.

Writing dual-POV narratives, however, can be a little tricky, particularly if you haven’t done it before. Before you start, you’re going to want to make sure that having multiple perspectives is the right choice for your WIP (quick way to figure this out is to determine if you need more than one POV to tell your story. If you don’t, then stick with one POV). Even after you decide it’s the right option, multiple POVs can be tricky to manage, and so I’d like to share five tips to make your lives a teensie bit easier:

  1. Make sure the voices are distinct. This one can be a killer if you don’t get it right. In any multi-POV novel, you should be able to flip to a random page, read a couple sentences, and know which character is speaking. If you find yourself reading and having to check back to the beginning of the chapter to see whose speaking, then that’s usually a blaring sign that your voices aren’t distinct enough. Which leads me to the next point… 

  2. Really get to know your characters. This is the number one way to get two distinct, interesting voices—you need to know your characters inside and out. Level of education, slang, language choices, how their backgrounds affect their perspectives, temperament and values all play into perspective, and you need to know every one of those elements and how they affect your character’s voice.

    Even description varies in POV—what one character notices, pays attention to, and what they think about their surroundings will all vary depending on their individual perspectives. (More on that here).

  3. Pick up where the other character left off. I’m not going to say that I’ve never seen a successful flashback-like format where we went through the same event (or parts of the same event) from multiple character perspectives—I have, and it can work if the perspectives are enormously different. But most of the time, the most effective multi-POV method I’ve seen involves one character picking up where the other left off. 

    The reason this works so well is because it avoids redundancy—if two characters are in relatively similar situations, then we really don’t need to see both of them eating lunch together twice from each perspective. By picking up where the previous POV character left off, you keep the story moving without giving readers a sense of massive deja vu. 

  4. Carefully consider why you’re choosing one POV for a particular scene. Dual-POV narratives often alternate back and forth with every chapter—but it doesn’t have to. The most important thing to consider when plotting out your dual-POV book, is why you’re choosing that particular POV for that particular scene. 

    Generally, the POV we want to be in is the POV most affected by the events unfolding in that scene. So, for example, if a character’s house catches fire, we want to be in the POV of the character in the house, experiencing the fire—not the neighbor walking down the street outside. If a character is being arrested, we want the POV of the arrested character, not the friend watching from the sidelines, etc.

    Sometimes this can be a little tricky because both characters are affected by the unfolding events. When this happens, you’ll want to think about who is most affected, and if that’s equal, then consider which POV would be the most interesting. 

  5. Read books with multiple POVs. This almost goes without saying, but before you even start thinking about writing a multi-POV novel, you’re going to want to pick up some books with multiple POVs to see how it’s done. Some of my favorite multi-POV novels include the Across the Universeseries by Beth RevisThe 5th Wave by Rick Yancey, and Faking It by Cora Carmack. I also recommend Every Day by David Levithan, which doesn’t have multiple POVs, but one POV in several bodies, which brings to light a lot of really interesting points about perspective. 

So those are my dual-POV tips—now I want to hear from you: what have you seen that works (or definitely doesn’t work) in effective dual-POV narratives?