When it comes to developing characters, you need a flaw. From the protagonist to the hero, your plot must contain “real” characters. Character disorders actually become social survival in the world you create. People do not like people who are too perfect.
To read more and 5 Types of Disorders to get you started visit our Blog for the article.
When writing your character, determine their personality type. You can find the 16 different types here: personalitytype.com/
Read the types carefully, the descriptions given will tell you what weaknesses there are in each personality type. Then visit the blog Michelle mentioned above.
You should be able to select a disorder that would tie in well with the personality you have selected for your character. This will allow for the development of a complex and interesting character that keeps the readers interest and brings the character alive in the minds eye.
Last Edit: Jan 21, 2015 9:23:30 GMT -5 by The Muse
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I wonder if Sybil had one of each? Here is some insight on personality I'd like to share. Multiple Personality Syndrome such as Sybil had is little understood even by doctors. Here is my take on it.
We like to think that we are born with our personalities but in reality we are only born with some very basic traits such as the crying baby vs the happy baby.
Everything we think of as our personality was created by our mind and is a constant work in progress like building a house of cards.
In a case like Sybil who was physically and sexually abused by her mother at the tender age of 4 something interesting occurred. Instead of her mind collapsing completely like the aforementioned house of cards to save itself it found a unique solution.
Since her mind perceived that her personality was not strong enough to cope with her abuse it created a new personality that would be. If the mind can create one personality that we use to navigate through the world it is capable of doing it again and again.
Now this new personality was not aware that it was a mental construct and being stronger than Sybil's original personality sought to dominate for control.
The stress of that caused the mind to create a third personality to escape the new strong one who is perceived as a bully from within.
Now in the habit of creating personalities to cope with any new stressful situation Sybil ended up with 16 personalities and would switch from one to another like changing a channel the trigger being whatever stressor occurred at the time.
Sybil's mind was eventually healed with therapy primarily through love which she was denied early on. People need love like a plant needs sunlight. Without it they grow diseased and twisted.
Just my 2 cents JR
Last Edit: Dec 7, 2015 20:14:55 GMT -5 by John Reid
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g40t90yes: Continue. Now The NFL Owners (Jones-Cowboys, Ross-Dolphins) are going to demand their players stand for the Anthem. Again just thinking out loud. Couple of weeks ago Owners (Jones) knelt with players. Now you are pulling back. Why??
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