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Character Sketch & Personality Typecasting
Written ByValerie
Created: 29 Apr 2009 at 17:45
TypeCharacter Template (Public)
54 outlines are using this template
DescriptionTaken from the book First Draft in 30 Days by Karen Wiesner.

It's actually not a book about writing a first draft, but rather a book about how to do a detailed outline that can serve as your first "draft".

As such, it has many great outlining templates, of which, this is one.

Last part on Jung, is my own compilation. The directions are as follows:
For each pair- pick which one your character shows most often (all characters/real life people show bits of both). Then go to google and look up the overall type (ENTJ, etc.) to find lotsa goodies about how such a person functions/ behaves. If you don't like the results, try again.
Birthdate/ Place
Character Role/ Archetype
Miscellaneous Notes
Physical descriptors
Eye color
Hair color/ Style
Build (height/weight)
Skin Tone
Style of dress
Characteristics/ Manerisms
Miscellaneous Notes
Personality Traits
Internal Conflict (emotional turmoil)
Extenal Conflict (what is character fighting/ standing in character's way?)
Occupation/ Education
Miscellaneous Notes
Jung Personality Type
Attitude: Select either E or I. Describes where they get their energy/drive/what excites them.
E=extrovert. Favor external world of behavior/action/people/things. Follow gut instinct instead of thinking problems through.
I=introvert. Favor internal world of ideas/reflections. Think problems through instead of following gut instinct.
Percieving Function: Select either S or N. Describes how new information is understood and interpreted.
S=Sensing. Like information that is present, tangible and concrete. Don't trust hunches. Look for details and facts.
N=Intuition. Like information that is abstract/theoretical. Make hunches/think about possibilities. Look for patterns and theories.
Judging Function: Select either T or F. Describles how they make decisions.
T=Thinking. Decide things from a detached standpoint, measuring the decision by what seems reasonable, logical, causal, consistent and matching a given set of rules.
F=Feeling. Decide by associating or empathizing with the situation, looking at it 'from the inside' and weighing the situation to achieve, on balance, the greatest harmony, consensus and fit, considering the needs of the people involved.
Lifestyle: Select either P or J. What function they show world (other function is still used, just internalized)
P=Percieving. Show world their perfered Percieving function. Prefere to keep options open (SP's appear concrete, NP's abstract)
J=Judging. Show world their Judging function. Prefere to have matters settled (TJ's appear logical, FJ's empathetic)
Whole Type: E or I, S or N, T or F, and J or P (example: ESTJ)
Miscellaneous Notes


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