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Writing Realistic Characters Using Myers-Briggs Personality Types

Jemma Jablowski, Writer and Blogger

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6 Videos (15m)
    • Introduction

      1:35
    • Myers-Briggs Type Indicator: What Is It?

      6:14
    • Discovering Character Quirks

      2:14
    • Character Profile

      2:20
    • Crafting A Scene

      1:41
    • Conclusion

      0:44

About This Class

This class is for those who seek to enhance their creative writing skills by focusing on one of the most important elements of any narrative: the characters. If you are a beginning writer, or just want to learn another way to approach the art of creating realistic and well rounded characters, then this class is for you.

Myers-Briggs personality typing is a psychological theory that can easily be used to help an author pinpoint a character's behavior patterns and make them more relatable to their audience. 

In this class we will learn what the Myers-Briggs types are and how they can be applied to your characters. We will work together through various writing prompts, crafting scenes in which your characters will demonstrate the personality you have assigned to them. 

You will walk away from this class having a deeper understanding of your fictional characters and how to present them to your audience in a realistic way. 

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Jemma, I love the angle of this class. it's a smart idea to use the MBTI to create realistic characters. I really like the examples you give and you explain it very well and concisely. Now I almost wish I were a writer!
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Jemma Jablowski

Writer and Blogger

J.M. Jablowski is a young emerging writer and blogger from the Midwest. She primarily writes YA Science Fiction and Fantasy novels, but will dabble in the occasional short story when the opportunity presents itself. When she isn’t writing or reading, she enjoys playing video games and watching YouTube with her husband, or rocking out to Pandora with her son.

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