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Sex - Male (no foolin) Location - San Francisco, CA, USA Profession - Micro-systems engineer Hobbies - reading, riting,rithmatic, coding, publishing the unpublished


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answered How can I write an attention-grabbing first line?
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answered The polymath's dilemma…?
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comment What are some ways to get to know your characters?
Other, more anecdotal, evidence of S vs N and T vs F have been shown to be descriptive. You may be confused because of all the crazy web-sites that try to predict what the outward personality traits of someone who is, for example, INTJ, will look like. This is the voodoo, not the fact that, say, introverted and extraverted preferences exist in people.
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comment What are some ways to get to know your characters?
@Jakub - that's actually funny, given one of the recurring themes of my discussions with my friend, the world renown psychologist-professor I alluded to in my last post, author of over 200 peer reviewed papers and 7 textbooks on psychology. She says that one of the main problems in psychology as such is that it is so 'soft'. So any claims, such as Furnham's, that something is 'too soft' is absurd rather than cogent. You may not be aware that since 1995, the MBTI designation of I vs E has been shown to be accurate with new brain scanning techniques.
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answered How to name the characters of your story?
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comment What are some ways to get to know your characters?
@Jeff - Good point.
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comment What are some ways to get to know your characters?
@Jakub, I am in the scientific community and I assure you that it has not been discredited in my community. I was discussing MBTI with the head of one of the schools of psychology in the California system recently (whom I will identify off-line if you'd care to pursue this). To quote her, "MBTI has it's uses". You're simply wrong here, Jakub.
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comment How to overcome the fact that I can't write?
@Jakub - ask a question on this list! "Are there disciplined writers out there who needs someone with a million ideas to collaborate on a book?"
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comment What are some ways to get to know your characters?
Since MBTI has not been discredited (nor other Jungian and Freudian constructs), and in fact is quite widely used and respected, I think that you've made a good start. You should combine this with research, i.e. talking to people who are like your characters. There's really no substitute for research. It's the only way to get out of the limitations of your head. Also, you should become familiar with your own classifications (this is your work, you know). What are your divisions and types of people? How do you see the world?