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

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F+W Media, Oct 15, 1999 - Reference - 288 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. Featuring a 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 child personality types; physical disorders that influence personality; and outlines of typical and atypical human development. Dr. Linda Edelstein has been a practicing psychologist for more than 15 years and is also an associate professor at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She is the author of two books on psychology and has written and presented more than 40 papers at national and regional conferences. She lives in Chicago, Illinois.

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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

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Several stereotypes, not all correct. A few good points in some places. Looking forward to the publication of The BookShelf Muse. Read full review



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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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