Writer's Guide to Character Traits
From Sex to Schizophrenia: Everything You Need to Develop Your Characters! What makes a person commit a white-collar crime? Who is a likely candidate to join a cult? Why do children have imaginary friends? How does birth order affect whether or not a person gets married? When does mind over matter become a crippling problem? Writer's Guide to Character Traits, 2nd edition answers all of these questions and many others. With more than 400 easy-to-reference lists of traits blended from a variety of behaviors and influences, you'll gain the knowledge you need.
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Review: The Writer's Guide to Character Traits: Includes Profiles of Human Behaviors and Personality TypesUser Review - Chris - Goodreads
This would be a great book if I was a writer. Not only does it give you ideas to use as part of a written characters trait, but what to use to describe the character even further. But since I'm not a writer, I did enjoy paging through it, looking for hints of what to look for when reading a book. Read full review
Review: The Writer's Guide to Character Traits: Includes Profiles of Human Behaviors and Personality TypesUser Review - Kelly Maybedog - Goodreads
This was a good idea but completely useless. Nothing went into enough depth to be useful, but the biggest problem is that although it was written in 1999, most of the sources used were already out of ... Read full review