Friday, October 11, 2013
So I may be just a tiny bit obsessed with personality tests. I blame it on my personality. I like to know everything about people and how they work so I can pay attention to their emotions. Or something. =) But seriously, I love them, and I think everyone else should too.
Have you used personality tests for your characters before? I sat down to take the Myers Briggs (my favorite!) test for one of my characters the other day and my husband was so disturbed. Haha. He's normal, so the idea that I was taking a test for a made-up person, worse yet, someone I made up and should know, was too much for him to handle. ;)
So going around facebook there's been a list of animals that match all 16 types of the Myers Briggs test. This is a quick, pretty well done way to see which type someone is, SO I wanted to make sure y'all had all seen it so you can use it for your characters and see why they are the way they are. You can check it out here.
Also, this is a good place to take the test if you want the "official" (ahem, as official as you can get for free...) answers, and then go back to check the animal list.
If you already know your heroine's personality well, what about your hero? Your antagonist? Knowing more about them, being able to ask WHY even more (and sometimes get answers!) can only help. Have fun! And let us know--what type is your current main character? Are they the same as you? Similar? Wildly different?
Also, brief character/author similarity trivia: I once wrote a character who HATED coffee. She only drank tea. Crazy, right?
So take the test, look at the descriptions! What do you think?