Last year, I posted about my personality type, analysing it in detail. I am an INTJ type personality according to the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. What’s interesting is how incredibly popular that post is recently. It’s the most popular post most days so far this year. So, I thought I’d revisit the topic. It’s given me an idea.
When creating characters for fiction, it’s important to know their personality. The MBTI is a useful tool for that, and can help you keep your character’s personality consistent. There are 16 personality types, each with their own quirks and behaviours.
One thing I’m going to do is test each of my main characters and see what kind of personalities they have. It’ll be interesting, but also useful.
What I also plan to do is write posts about each personality type, describing what kind of person they are, as well as mentioning any famous people who are that type.
Head on over to this page and you can take a simplified version of the test to check out your own personality type. But also, think about how your main character thinks. So, in addition to yourself, answer the questions as if you were your main character. See what kind of personality he or she has. I’d love to see everyone’s results. Share your and your character’s personality types in the comments below. This should be fun.