Tagged with personality

The Thomas Concept – Pattern VIII

This is the last post on The Thomas Concept with its patterns of strengths. Pattern VIII people are “dynamic, eloquent, spirited, enthusiastic, convincing, inspirational, dramatic, charismatic, optimistic, persuasive, impulsive, exciting, innovative, imaginative, versatile, colorful, impelling, exuberant, and has vision.” He stimulates change.   Relationship Strengths: The Pattern VIII person puts his focus of attention on his own … Continue reading

The Thomas Concept – Pattern III

I’m discussing the eight patterns of strength from The Thomas Concept. Today’s post covers Pattern III.    The Pattern III person is “Thoughtful, mild-mannered, polite, gentle, sincere, faithful, knowledgeable, dutiful, learned, patient, academic, tolerant, scholarly, benevolent, sensitive, studious, shy, courteous,” and is a moral philosopher. He’s interested in fundamental principle.   Relationship Strengths: Pattern III people … Continue reading

The Thomas Concept – Pattern II

In my last post, I began a discussion of the eight patterns of strength from The Thomas Concept. Today’s post covers Pattern II. A Pattern II person is “rational, determined, logical, firm, analytical, disciplined, objective, conservative, deliberate, prudent, self-reliant, self-controlled, strong-willed, calm, tenacious, discerning, industrious, realistic.” They show sound judgment and use common sense. Relationship Strengths: … Continue reading

The Thomas Concept

I was browsing my blog stats a while back and noticed one of the favorite topics (with the most hits and comments) are the personality articles. They deal with personality types (like the INFJ), disorders (like sadistic personality disorder) and introvert/extrovert. Thinking how much I love to entertain the masses (and get more comments), I … Continue reading

Writers and INFJ’s

Several days ago, Kristen Lamb’s blog post stated something that caught my attention. She said, “As artists and writers many of us fall in the INFJ or ENFJ sectors of the Myers-Briggs. What this means is that we process information and interpret our reality through intuition (N) and emotion (F). We have a heightened sense of empathy.” That passage stuck out to me because … Continue reading

Introvert? Extrovert? Does it Matter?

Kristen Lamb’s blog about introverts, extroverts, and ambiverts is quite interesting. What does it have to do with writing? Tons! You’re creating protagonists and antagonists, major and minor characters, walk-ons… and they all have a personality. I’ve covered personality types and love language before, but I’ve never done a post on introverts, extroverts, and ambiverts. If … Continue reading

Sadistic Personality Disorder

This is the last post on the thirteen mental illnesses discussed in Sean Mactire’s book Malicious Intent: A Writer’s Guide to How Murderers, Robbers, Rapists, and Other Criminal Think. In it, Mactire offers three factors in creating a great antago… Continue reading

Histrionic Personality Disorder

I’m building believable antagonists using Sean Mactire’s book Malicious Intent: A Writer’s Guide to How Murderers, Robbers, Rapists, and Other Criminal Think. In it, Mactire offers three factors in creating a great antagonist: the Four Basics (irr… Continue reading

Malignant Narcissist

I’m building believable antagonists using Sean Mactire’s book Malicious Intent: A Writer’s Guide to How Murderers, Robbers, Rapists, and Other Criminal Think. In it, Mactire offers three factors in creating a great antagonist: the Four Basics (irr… Continue reading