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
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
Responsible, Sincere, Analytical, Reserved, Realistic, Systematic.
Hardworking and Trustworthy with sound practical judgment
Warm, Considerate, Gentle, Responsible, Pragmatic, Thorough.
Devoted Caretakers who enjoy being helpful to others.
Idealistic, Organized, Insightful, Dependable, Compassionate, Gentle.
Seek harmony and cooperation, and enjoy intellectual stimulation.
Innovative, Independant, Strategic, Logical, Reserved, Insightful.
Driven by their own original ideas to achieve improvements.
Action-oriented, Logical, Analytical, Spontaneous, Reserved, Independant.
Enjoy adventure, skilled at understanding how mechanical things work.
Gentle, Sensitive, Nurturing, Helpful, Flexible, Realistic.
Seek to create a personal enviroment that is both beautiful and practical.
Sensitive, Creative, Idealistic, Perceptive, Caring, Loyal.
Value inner harmony and personal growth, Focus on dreams and possibilities.
Intellectual, Logical, Precise, Reserved, Flexible, Imaginative.
Original thinkers who enjoy speculation and creative problem solving.
Outgoing, Realistic, Action-Oriented, Curious, Versatile, Spontaneous.
Pragmatic problem solvers and skillful negotiators
Playful, Enthusiastic, Friendly, Spontaneous, Tactful, Flexible.
Have strong common sense, enjoy helping people in tangible ways.
Enthusiastic, Creative, Spontaneous, Optimistic, Supportive, Playful.
Value inspiration, enjoy starting new projects, see potential in others.
Inventive, Enthusiastic, Strategic, Enterprising, Inquisitive, Versatile.
Enjoy new ideas and challenges, Value inspiration.
Efficient, Outgoing, Analytical, Systematic, Dependable, Realistic.
Like to run the show and get things done in an orderly fashion.
Friendly, Outgoing, Reliable, Conscientious, Organized, Practical.
Seek to be helpful and please others, enjoy being active and productive.
Caring, Enthusiastic, Idealistic, Organized, Diplomatic, Responsible.
Skilled communicators who value connection with people.
Strategic, Logical, Efficient, Outgoing. Ambitious, Independent.
Effective organizers of people and long-range planners.