Thursday, January 7, 2010
I recently purchased a book called "The Writer's Guide to Character Traits," to help me in the development of new characters for my novels. I have a pretty vivid imagination, but when it comes to the dynamic nature of a character, there are certain qualities that are inherently more common in certain personality types. As I was scanning through the pages, searching for a character type for my WIP's antagonist, I ran across the trait called "Perfectionist." I couldn't pass up reading it, since I've always felt that I was a perfectionist, and I found that I was absolutely right. The qualities and description were almost dead on and I really felt like it helped put into words how I've felt about myself for years.
I realize there are a myriad of character types out there, but which categories would you put yourself into? I look forward to hearing from you all!