Six Things Writers Should Know About the Myers-Briggs Distinction I(N)tuition and (S)ensing

Reblog from writer Victoria Grefer about characteristics of Meyers-Briggs Intuitive v Sensing personalities. As an INFJ and a writer, I find this series interesting and helpful.

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When time is ticking and you have to pick fast, how conformable are you trusting your gut? That's one faction in intuition vs. sensing When time is ticking and you have to pick fast, how conformable are you trusting your gut? That’s one faction in intuition vs. sensing

This post is number 2 in a series about Myers-Briggs types, and will highlight six things writers should know about how their characters will generally favor either sensing or intuition. The first focused on Thinking and Feeling (T/F).

  1. In some ways, intuition/sensing is about big picture orientation versus detail orientation. Sensors learn from and start with the details because they start with what they can sense. (That’s where the name comes from). In contrast, people with an intuition orientation tend to spot patterns and work from the big picture or pattern down to the details.
  2. If you want to make it evident that a character is intuition-oriented, make sure he or she tends to trust the gut instincts that arise. Right are wrong–and for certain Myers-Briggs types…

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Beautiful People: Cathy’s Parents

Let’s talk about Cathy’s parents. It’s Beautiful People time again, and this month’s theme is parents/guardians. I’m taking a break from WTCB for now, and besides, last month I talked about Mrs. Costello, the mother of the hero of WTCB, so I’m running on two parents addition, sorry. The thing about writing [non-YA] Steampunk is that … Continue reading Beautiful People: Cathy’s Parents

Quick Takes Friday: 7 Unexpected Character Traits

Seeing as I’m in the middle of editing, I’d thought I’d make this week’s Quick Takes super quick, and give you some facts about the characters of my novel When the Clock Broke that I never expected, even when writing it. These traits sneaked up on me, and simply existed as part of their characters. ~1~ … Continue reading Quick Takes Friday: 7 Unexpected Character Traits

Creating a Detective

Linking to last week's post on the same theme of mystery writing and crime fiction, Comparing Detectives and Clothing Them, I've been thinking about Agnetha's style, but also about the attributes both linking and beyond her clothing. What makes a detective a detective? How do readers instinctively know that this character is the clever/witty/ingenious/solving one? Of course, the words in … Continue reading Creating a Detective

Aidelle and Phillip as Ponies!

Doing my rounds of the blogs this week, I came across Brian Taylor’s post in which he has created a My Little Pony version of his main character, Mitsuko (the original Pony Creator is on DeviantART here). I thought I might as well have a play around. Too, as you may know from following my Characters as … Continue reading Aidelle and Phillip as Ponies!

WTCB September: The Enigma is Rion

I was watching an advert last night when the idea for this post popped into my mind. One of the characters was called Ryan, and he reminded me, by name alone, of my antagonist, Rion. Yes, I talk of him a lot, but, for no true reason, he stays in the forefront of my mind, … Continue reading WTCB September: The Enigma is Rion

How Video Game Combat Helps With Characterisation

In my packing, I discovered the DS game of The Spiderwick Chronicles, by Holly Black and Tony DiTerlizzi, a series I had been in love with (until the film) as a child. I'd abandoned playing this game shortly after beginning, due to my inability to get past the first level or 'chapter'. I hadn't even … Continue reading How Video Game Combat Helps With Characterisation

Character Flowers: Andrea

Moving on from OJAP for now, I'm continuing the flowers theme this exhausted Friday morn- oh look, it's one o clock already – afternoon with my Female Main Character of my contemporary romance, 'Triangle'. Andrea. As I only have the first draft of the novel and it's, as they say, in 'cold storage' at the … Continue reading Character Flowers: Andrea

Character Flowers: Agnetha King

In her own way, Agnetha* King is my most diverse character. Her plot(s) and novels (drat: I need to start writing the last) may be undeveloped and majorly unedited, but her story and her personality have always resonated with me more than the cast of When The Clock Broke, which is odd, since I have taken … Continue reading Character Flowers: Agnetha King

Character Flowers: Aidelle

Character as Flowers is a new section I’m doing for fun, where I take a character from my novel(s) and explain which flower best suits them. For When the Clock Broke, I may have the advantage, in that flowers is one of the themes of the novel. For the time-being, I intend to post on … Continue reading Character Flowers: Aidelle