The Writer’s Guide to Character Traits

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F+W Media, Feb 15, 2004 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 332 pages
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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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User Review  - Monica C - Borders

This book is hands down the most interesting book I've read about people. When I was looking for a book about the human psyche, I didn't expect to find it in writing reference. Linda Edelstein's book ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Hey_jude - Goodreads

This book is perfect for any writer, and is by far the best character reference book I have stumbled upon. Inside are detailed chapters of all types of character traits plus numerous writing exercises ... 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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