The Writer’s Guide to Character Traits

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F+W Media, Feb 15, 2004 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 332 pages
7 Reviews
From serial killers to business tycoons to politicians, The Writer's Guide to Character Traits profiles the mental, emotional, and physical qualities of dozens of different personality types. With this book's highly accessible format, writers can mix and match the traits of specific personality types to create original, complex characters. Unique personality styles and types are profiled, including psychopaths, cult members, overachievers, addicts, amnesia victims, social climbers, career criminals and philanthropists. In addition, this guide includes sections on the personality types of children, physical disorders that influence personality, and outlines of typical and atypical human development.

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Review: The Writer's Guide to Character Traits: Includes Profiles of Human Behaviors and Personality Types

User 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 Types

User 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

About the author (2004)

LINDA N. EDELSTEIN, Ph.D., is a writer and clinical psychologist in private practice in Illinois, and an Associate Professor at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology in Chicago. She lives in Evanston, Illinois and has two daughters.

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