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Have you ever read a story that had such life-like characters that it felt like the author

knew you personally? Chances are, the author did (in a manner of speaking). Psychologists have been studying human personality types for years, and after millions of dollars and billions of hours of research they've reduced society into 16 types of personalities. Once you understand these 16 types you can effectively communicate with anyone, cold-read anyone and write characters that anyone can identify with. The added benefit for writers is that once you understand these character types you'll never have to create another character again. You just need to change the surface details. You'll never have to wonder what your character would do in a situation. You know how they think. So you know what they would do. Information in this guide was taken from the following websites (and others that I've lost the links to): http://www.personalitypage.com/html/portraits.html http://personalityinstitute.tripod.com/Personality1.htm

Emily Dickinson (INFJ)

2% of the population

Introverted Characteristics: Think/reflect first, then Act. Regularly require an amount of "private time" to recharge batteries. Motivated internally, mind is sometimes so active it is "closed" to outside world. Prefer one-to-one communication and relationships. Intuitive Characteristics: Mentally live in the Future, attending to future possibilities. Using imagination and creating/inventing new possibilities is automatic-instinctual. Memory recall emphasizes patterns, contexts, and connections. Best improvise from theoretical understanding. Comfortable with ambiguous, fuzzy data and with guessing its meaning. Feeling Characteristics: Instinctively employ personal feelings and impact on people in decision situations. Naturally sensitive to people needs and reactions. Naturally seek consensus and popular opinions. Unsettled by conflict; have almost a toxic reaction to disharmony. Judging Characteristics: Plan many of the details in advance before moving into action. Focus on task-related action; complete meaningful segments before moving on. Work best and avoid stress when able to keep ahead of deadlines. Naturally use targets, dates and standard routines to manage life. Primary Strengths: artistic, creative, intuitive, internally spontaneous but externally orderlly, complex and sensitive Primary Weaknesses: feel too strongly, care too much, need room to be creative,

Race: Age: Sex: Height: Weight: Haircut: Clothing Style: Job: Home: Primary Perogative: experience life through
feelings

Friends: Enemy: The Charlatan

(ESTP)

The Computer Nerd (INTJ)

3% of the population

Introverted Characteristics: Think/reflect first, then Act. Regularly require an amount of "private time" to recharge batteries. Motivated internally, mind is sometimes so active it is "closed" to outside world. Prefer one-to-one communication and relationships. Intuitive Characteristics: Mentally live in the Future, attending to future possibilities. Using imagination and creating/inventing new possibilities is automatic-instinctual. Memory recall emphasizes patterns, contexts, and connections. Best improvise from theoretical understanding. Comfortable with ambiguous, fuzzy data and with guessing its meaning. Thinking Characteristics: Instinctively search for facts and logic in a decision situation.Naturally notices tasks and work to be accomplished. Easily able to provide an objective and critical analysis. Accept conflict as a natural, normal part of relationships with people. Judging Characteristics: Plan many of the details in advance before moving into action. Focus on task-related action; complete meaningful segments before moving on. Work best and avoid stress when able to keep ahead of deadlines. Naturally use targets, dates and standard routines to manage life Strengths: highly intelligent, objective and practical, good at planning, organizing and strategizing, grasps reality Weaknesses: expects others to be highly intelligent, poor communication and social skills,

Race: Age: Sex: Height: Weight: Haircut: Clothing Style: Job: Home: Primary Perogative:

understanding systems and finding applications for knowledge

Friends: Enemy: Marilyn Monroe (ESFP)

Liberal Activist (INFP)

4.5% of the population

Introverted Characteristics: Think/reflect first, then Act. Regularly require an amount of "private time" to recharge batteries. Motivated internally, mind is sometimes so active it is "closed" to outside world. Prefer one-to-one communication and relationships. Intuitive Characteristics: Mentally live in the Future, attending to future possibilities. Using imagination and creating/inventing new possibilities is automatic-instinctual. Memory recall emphasizes patterns, contexts, and connections. Best improvise from theoretical understanding. Comfortable with ambiguous, fuzzy data and with guessing its meaning. Feeling Characteristics: Instinctively employ personal feelings and impact on people in decision situations. Naturally sensitive to people needs and reactions. Naturally seek consensus and popular opinions. Unsettled by conflict; have almost a toxic reaction to disharmony. Perceiving Characteristics: Comfortable moving into action without a plan; plan on-the-go. Like to multitask, have v.ariety, mix work and play. Naturally tolerant of time pressure; work best close to the deadlines. Instinctively avoid commitments which interfere with flexibility, freedom and variety. Strengths: idealist, take values seriously and analyze the values of everything Weaknesses: perfectionist, too emotional, avoid conflict and don't handle it logically when the do face it

Race: Age: Sex: Height: Weight: Haircut: Clothing Style: Job: Home: Primary Perogative:
the world

find their niche and save

Friends: Enemy: The Community Leader (ESTJ)

Absent Minded Professor (INTP)

4.5% of hte population

Introverted Characteristics: Think/reflect first, then Act. Regularly require an amount of "private time" to recharge batteries. Motivated internally, mind is sometimes so active it is "closed" to outside world. Prefer one-to-one communication and relationships. Intuitive Characteristics: Mentally live in the Future, attending to future possibilities. Using imagination and creating/inventing new possibilities is automatic-instinctual. Memory recall emphasizes patterns, contexts, and connections. Best improvise from theoretical understanding. Comfortable with ambiguous, fuzzy data and with guessing its meaning. Thinking Characteristics: Instinctively search for facts and logic in a decision situation.Naturally notices tasks and work to be accomplished. Easily able to provide an objective and critical analysis. Accept conflict as a natural, normal part of relationships with people. Perceiving Characteristics: Comfortable moving into action without a plan; plan on-the-go. Like to multitask, have v.ariety, mix work and play. Naturally tolerant of time pressure; work best close to the deadlines. Instinctively avoid commitments which interfere with flexibility, freedom and variety. Strengths: understands systems and generates theories, excellent problem solver

Weaknesses: stoic and unaware of the external world, unconcerned with implementing the application of ideas

Race: Age: Sex: Height: Weight: Haircut: Clothing Style: Job: Home: Primary Perogative: getting it all figured out Friends: Enemy: Mother Hen (ESFJ)

Ward Cleaver (ISTJ)

12.5% of the population

Introverted Characteristics: Think/reflect first, then Act. Regularly require an amount of "private time" to recharge batteries. Motivated internally, mind is sometimes so active it is "closed" to outside world. Prefer one-to-one communication and relationships. Sensing Characteristics: Mentally live in the Now, attending to present opportunities. Using common sense and creating practical solutions is automatic-instinctual. Memory recall is rich in detail of facts and past events. Best improvise from past experience. Like clear and concrete information; dislike guessing when facts are "fuzzy." Thinking Characteristics: Instinctively search for facts and logic in a decision situation.Naturally notices tasks and work to be accomplished. Easily able to provide an objective and critical analysis. Accept conflict as a natural, normal part of relationships with people. Judging Characteristics: Plan many of the details in advance before moving into action. Focus on task-related action; complete meaningful segments before moving on. Work best and avoid stress when able to keep ahead of deadlines. Naturally use targets, dates and standard routines to manage life Strengths: Hard working, dependable, loyal, responsible, understands and remembers facts, Weaknesses: Not in tune with feelings, doesn't think abstractly, hard on themselves

Race: Age: Sex: Height: Weight: Haircut: Clothing Style: Job: Home: Primary Perogative: Maintaining a peaceful
and orderly life.

Friends: Enemy: Tom Sawyer (ENFP)

Introverted Characteristics: Think/reflect first, then Act. Regularly require an amount of "private time" to recharge batteries. Motivated internally, mind is sometimes so active it is "closed" to outside world. Prefer one-to-one communication and relationships.

Elven Princess (ISFJ)

11.5% of the population

Sensing Characteristics: Mentally live in the Now, attending to present opportunities. Using common sense and creating practical solutions is automatic-instinctual. Memory recall is rich in detail of facts and past events. Best improvise from past experience. Like clear and concrete information; dislike guessing when facts are "fuzzy." Feeling Characteristics: Instinctively employ personal feelings and impact on people in decision situations. Naturally sensitive to people needs and reactions. Naturally seek consensus and popular opinions. Unsettled by conflict; have almost a toxic reaction to disharmony. Judging Characteristics: Plan many of the details in advance before moving into action. Focus on task-related action; complete meaningful segments before moving on. Work best and avoid stress when able to keep ahead of deadlines. Naturally use targets, dates and standard routines to manage life. Strengths: values people, feels deeply, experiences and responds to other people fully, dependable, self-aware Weaknesses: resistent to change, not theoretical, hurt easily, need positive feedback,

Race: Age: Sex: Height: Weight: Haircut: Clothing Style: Job: Home: Primary Perogative: to feel life within
themselves and others

Friends: Enemy: Big City

Attorney (ENTP)

The Rocketeer (ISTP)

5% of the population

Introverted Characteristics: Think/reflect first, then Act. Regularly require an amount of "private time" to recharge batteries. Motivated internally, mind is sometimes so active it is "closed" to outside world. Prefer one-to-one communication and relationships. Sensing Characteristics: Mentally live in the Now, attending to present opportunities. Using common sense and creating practical solutions is automatic-instinctual. Memory recall is rich in detail of facts and past events. Best improvise from past experience. Like clear and concrete information; dislike guessing when facts are "fuzzy. Thinking Characteristics: Instinctively search for facts and logic in a decision situation.Naturally notices tasks and work to be accomplished. Easily able to provide an objective and critical analysis. Accept conflict as a natural, normal part of relationships with people. Perceiving Characteristics: Comfortable moving into action without a plan; plan on-the-go. Like to multitask, have v.ariety, mix work and play. Naturally tolerant of time pressure; work best close to the deadlines. Instinctively avoid commitments which interfere with flexibility, freedom and variety. Strengths: has the enthusiasm of an extrovert and the intellect of an introvert, fearless, objective thinkers, Weaknesses: need time alone, distrust their own feelings,

Race: Age: Sex: Height: Weight: Haircut: Clothing Style: Job: Home: Primary Perogative: adventure and mastery of
technical skills

Friends: Enemy: June Cleaver (ENFJ)

The Starving Artist (ISFP)

7% of the population

Introverted Characteristics: Sensing Characteristics: Mentally live in the Now, attending to present opportunities. Using common sense and creating practical solutions is automatic-instinctual. Memory recall is rich in detail of facts and past events. Best improvise from past experience. Like clear and concrete information; dislike guessing when facts are "fuzzy. Feeling Characteristics: Instinctively employ personal feelings and impact on people in decision situations. Naturally sensitive to people needs and reactions. Naturally seek consensus and popular opinions. Unsettled by conflict; have almost a toxic reaction to disharmony. Perceiving Characteristics: Comfortable moving into action without a plan; plan on-the-go. Like to multitask, have v.ariety, mix work and play. Naturally tolerant of time pressure; work best close to the deadlines. Instinctively avoid commitments which interfere with flexibility, freedom and variety. Strengths: keenly aware of their environment and able to internalize that information and recreate it, take life seriously but not by Citizen Kane's standards, can read people, caring Weaknesses: need time alone, need their freedom, disregard, perfectionsists, hard on themselves

Race: Age: Sex: Height: Weight: Haircut: Clothing Style: Job: Home: Primary Perogative: experience, express and
stimulate the senses

Friends: Enemy: Citizen Kane (ENTJ)

June Cleaver (ENFJ)

Extraverted Characteristics: Act first, think/reflect later. Feel deprived when cutoff from interaction with the outside world. Usually open to and motivated by outside world of people and things. Enjoy wide variety and change in people relationships. Intuitive Characteristics: Mentally live in the Future, attending to future possibilities. Using imagination and creating/inventing new possibilities is automatic-instinctual. Memory recall emphasizes patterns, contexts, and connections. Best improvise from theoretical understanding. Comfortable with ambiguous, fuzzy data and with guessing its meaning. Feeling Characteristics: Instinctively employ personal feelings and impact on people in decision situations. Naturally sensitive to people needs and reactions. Naturally seek consensus and popular opinions. Unsettled by conflict; have almost a toxic reaction to disharmony. Judging Characteristics: Plan many of the details in advance before moving into action. Focus on task-related action; complete meaningful segments before moving on. Work best and avoid stress when able to keep ahead of deadlines. Naturally use targets, dates and standard routines to manage life. Primary Strengths: gives too much, thinks of reality in terms of society, doesn't share their own soul with others, Primary Weakness: Not in tune with feelings, doesn't think abstractly, hard on themselves

Race: Age: Sex: Height: Weight: Haircut: Clothing Style: Job: Home: Primary Perogative: connecting with people Friends: Enemy: The Rocketeer (ISTP)

Huck Finn (ENFP)

7% of the population

Extraverted Characteristics: Act first, think/reflect later. Feel deprived when cutoff from interaction with the outside world. Usually open to and motivated by outside world of people and things. Enjoy wide variety and change in people relationships Intuitive Characteristics: Mentally live in the Future, attending to future possibilities. Using imagination and creating/inventing new possibilities is automatic-instinctual. Memory recall emphasizes patterns, contexts, and connections. Best improvise from theoretical understanding. Comfortable with ambiguous, fuzzy data and with guessing its meaning. Feeling Characteristics: Instinctively employ personal feelings and impact on people in decision situations. Naturally sensitive to people needs and reactions. Naturally seek consensus and popular opinions. Unsettled by conflict; have almost a toxic reaction to disharmony. Perceiving Characteristics: Comfortable moving into action without a plan; plan on-the-go. Like to multitask, have v.ariety, mix work and play. Naturally tolerant of time pressure; work best close to the deadlines. Instinctively avoid commitments which interfere with flexibility, freedom and variety. Strengths: excellent communication skills, motivated, ambitious, Weaknesses: take on too much, doesn't finish projects, ignore mundane chores, need independence

Race: Age: Sex: Height: Weight: Haircut: Clothing Style: Job: Home: Primary Perogative: to engagea and
experience life

Friends: Enemy: Ward Cleaver (ISTJ)

Big City Business Man (ENTP)

3.5% of the population

Extraverted Characteristics: Act first, think/reflect later. Feel deprived when cutoff from interaction with the outside world. Usually open to and motivated by outside world of people and things. Enjoy wide variety and change in people relationships Intuitive Characteristics: Mentally live in the Future, attending to future possibilities. Using imagination and creating/inventing new possibilities is automatic-instinctual. Memory recall emphasizes patterns, contexts, and connections. Best improvise from theoretical understanding. Comfortable with ambiguous, fuzzy data and with guessing its meaning. Thinking Characteristics: Instinctively search for facts and logic in a decision situation.Naturally notices tasks and work to be accomplished. Easily able to provide an objective and critical analysis. Accept conflict as a natural, normal part of relationships with people. Perceiving Characteristics: Comfortable moving into action without a plan; plan on-the-go. Like to multitask, have v.ariety, mix work and play. Naturally tolerant of time pressure; work best close to the deadlines. Instinctively avoid commitments which interfere with flexibility, freedom and variety. Strengths: understands the external world and uses that knowledge to interact with it, retains knowledge, logical, excellent communication skills, multitasking Weaknesses: verge on sociopathic

Race: Age: Sex: Height: Weight: Haircut: Clothing Style: Job: Home: Primary Perogative: engage the world at a
depth and pace that doesn't bore him

Friends: Enemy: Elven Princess (ISFJ)

Citizen Kane (ENTJ)

2.5% of the population

Extraverted Characteristics: Act first, think/reflect later. Feel deprived when cutoff from interaction with the outside world. Usually open to and motivated by outside world of people and things. Enjoy wide variety and change in people relationships Intuitive Characteristics: Mentally live in the Future, attending to future possibilities. Using imagination and creating/inventing new possibilities is automatic-instinctual. Memory recall emphasizes patterns, contexts, and connections. Best improvise from theoretical understanding. Comfortable with ambiguous, fuzzy data and with guessing its meaning. Thinking Characteristics: Instinctively search for facts and logic in a decision situation.Naturally notices tasks and work to be accomplished. Easily able to provide an objective and critical analysis. Accept conflict as a natural, normal part of relationships with people. Judging Characteristics: Plan many of the details in advance before moving into action. Focus on task-related action; complete meaningful segments before moving on. Work best and avoid stress when able to keep ahead of deadlines. Naturally use targets, dates and standard routines to manage life. Strengths: natural leader, proactive and ambitious, logical problem solver, grasp complex systems quickly, forcefully charasmatic, good communicator Weaknesses: not in tune with feelings, impatient with other people's failures,

Race: Age: 55 Sex: Height: Weight: Haircut: Clothing Style: Job: Home: Primary Perogative: Take over the world Friends: Enemy: The Starving Artist (ISFP)

Marilyn Monroe (ESFP)

6.5% of the population

Extraverted Characteristics: Act first, think/reflect later. Feel deprived when cutoff from interaction with the outside world. Usually open to and motivated by outside world of people and things. Enjoy wide variety and change in people relationships Sensing Characteristics: Mentally live in the Now, attending to present opportunities. Using common sense and creating practical solutions is automatic-instinctual. Memory recall is rich in detail of facts and past events. Best improvise from past experience. Like clear and concrete information; dislike guessing when facts are "fuzzy" Feeling Characteristics: Instinctively employ personal feelings and impact on people in decision situations. Naturally sensitive to people needs and reactions. Naturally seek consensus and popular opinions. Unsettled by conflict; have almost a toxic reaction to disharmony. Perceiving Characteristics: Comfortable moving into action without a plan; plan on-the-go. Like to multitask, have v.ariety, mix work and play. Naturally tolerant of time pressure; work best close to the deadlines. Instinctively avoid commitments which interfere with flexibility, freedom and variety. Strengths: live in the present, thrive on excitement, attention and drama, good with people Weaknesses: have subjective values, don't think deeply or long term, don't handle structure well FOIL: The Computer Nerd (INTJ)

Race: Age: Sex: Height: Weight: Haircut: Clothing Style: Job: Home: Primary Perogative: live life and stimulate
others

Friends: Enemy: The Computer Nerd (INTJ)

Mother Hen (ESFJ)

11% of the population

Extraverted Characteristics: Act first, think/reflect later. Feel deprived when cutoff from interaction with the outside world. Usually open to and motivated by outside world of people and things. Enjoy wide variety and change in people relationships Sensing Characteristics: Mentally live in the Now, attending to present opportunities. Using common sense and creating practical solutions is automatic-instinctual. Memory recall is rich in detail of facts and past events. Best improvise from past experience. Like clear and concrete information; dislike guessing when facts are "fuzzy" Feeling Characteristics: Instinctively employ personal feelings and impact on people in decision situations. Naturally sensitive to people needs and reactions. Naturally seek consensus and popular opinions. Unsettled by conflict; have almost a toxic reaction to disharmony. Judging Characteristics: Plan many of the details in advance before moving into action. Focus on task-related action; complete meaningful segments before moving on. Work best and avoid stress when able to keep ahead of deadlines. Naturally use targets, dates and standard routines to manage life. Strengths: very empathetic, responsible, dependable Weaknesses: need approval from others, defned by their environment, need structure, need control

Race: Age: Sex: Height: Weight: Haircut: Clothing Style: Home: Job: Primary Perogative: Nurture and be nurtured
by the people in their lives

Friends: Enemy: The Absent Minded Professor (INTP)

The Community Leader (ESTJ)

10% of the population

Extraverted Characteristics: Act first, think/reflect later. Feel deprived when cutoff from interaction with the outside world. Usually open to and motivated by outside world of people and things. Enjoy wide variety and change in people relationships Sensing Characteristics: Mentally live in the Now, attending to present opportunities. Using common sense and creating practical solutions is automatic-instinctual. Memory recall is rich in detail of facts and past events. Best improvise from past experience. Like clear and concrete information; dislike guessing when facts are "fuzzy" Thinking Characteristics: Instinctively search for facts and logic in a decision situation.Naturally notices tasks and work to be accomplished. Easily able to provide an objective and critical analysis. Accept conflict as a natural, normal part of relationships with people. Judging Characteristics: Plan many of the details in advance before moving into action. Focus on task-related action; complete meaningful segments before moving on. Work best and avoid stress when able to keep ahead of deadlines. Naturally use targets, dates and standard routines to manage life. Strengths: lives in the present, understands their environment, has an orderly mind and belief system, natural leaders Weaknesses: too rigid, too detail oriented, expects others to live up to their personal values,

Race: Age: Sex: Height: Weight: Haircut: Clothing Style: Job: Home: Primary Perogative: maintain security and
order

Friends: Enemy: Liberal Activist (INFP)

The Charlatan (ESTP)

4.5% of the population

Extraverted Characteristics: Act first, think/reflect later. Feel deprived when cutoff from interaction with the outside world. Usually open to and motivated by outside world of people and things. Enjoy wide variety and change in people relationships Sensing Characteristics: Mentally live in the Now, attending to present opportunities. Using common sense and creating practical solutions is automatic-instinctual. Memory recall is rich in detail of facts and past events. Best improvise from past experience. Like clear and concrete information; dislike guessing when facts are "fuzzy" Thinking Characteristics: Instinctively search for facts and logic in a decision situation.Naturally notices tasks and work to be accomplished. Easily able to provide an objective and critical analysis. Accept conflict as a natural, normal part of relationships with people. Perceiving Characteristics: Comfortable moving into action without a plan; plans on-the-go. Like to multitask, have variety, mix work and play. Naturally tolerant of time pressure; work best close to the deadlines. Instinctively avoid commitments which interfere with flexibility, freedom and variety.

Strengths: Outgoing, risk taking, enthusiastic, ignores social obstacles, good at reading people Weaknesses: thinks and acts too quickly, doesn't always consider other people's feelings

Race: Age: Sex: Height: Weight: Haircut: Clothing Style: Job: r Home: Primary Perogative: Get what the world has to
offer

Friends: Enemy: Emily Dickinson (INFJ)

Extraverted Characteristics *Act first, think/reflect later *Feel deprived when cutoff from interaction with the outside world *Usually open to and motivated by outside world of people and things *Enjoy wide variety and change in people relationships Sensing Characteristics *Mentally live in the now *Using common sense and creating practical solutions is automaticinstinctual *Memory recall is rich in detail of facts and past events *Best improvise from past experience *Like clear and concrete information; dislike guessing when facts are "fuzzy" Thinking Characteristics *Instinctively search for facts and logic in a decision situation. *Naturally notices tasks and work to be accomplished. *Easily able to provide an objective and critical analysis. *Accept conflict as a natural, normal part of relationships with people Judging Characteristics *Plan many of the details in advance before moving into action. *Focus on task-related action; complete meaningful segments before moving on. *Work best and avoid stress when able to keep ahead of deadlines. *Naturally use targets, dates and standard routines to manage life.

Introverted Characteristics *Think/reflect first, then act *Regularly require an amount of "private time" to recharge batteries *Motivated internally, mind is sometimes so active it is "closed" to outside world *Prefer one-to-one communication and relationships Intuitive Characteristics *Mentally live in the Future, attending to future possibilities *Using imagination and creating/inventing new possibilities is automatic-instinctual *Memory recall emphasizes patterns and connections *improvise from theory *Comfortable with ambiguous data and guessing its meaning. Feeling Characteristics *Instinctively employ personal feelings and impact on people in decision situations *Naturally sensitive to people needs and reactions. *Naturally seek consensus and popular opinions. *Unsettled by conflict; have almost a toxic reaction to disharmony. Perceiving Characteristics *Comfortable moving into action without a plan; plan on-the-go. *Like to multitask, have variety, mix work and play. *Naturally tolerant of time pressure; work best close to the deadlines. *Instinctively avoid commitments which interfere with flexibility, freedom and variety