Personality Types for Writing Fiction

The Executor

The Executor is serious, quiet, and interested in security and peaceful living. Well-organized and hard-working, they work steadily towards identified goals. This character can perform any task when they set their mind to it. This character is extremely thorough, responsible, reliable, and has a well-developed ability to concentrate. The Executor is interested in supporting and promoting traditions and institutions.

The Mechanic

Quiet and reserved, a Mechanic is interested in how and why things work. This character possesses good skills with mechanical things. Mechanics are talented at extreme sports, and they are willing to take risks as they live for the moment. They are loyal to a fault to their peers, family and their internal value systems. But a mechanic is not overly concerned with respecting laws and rules if they get in the way of getting something done. If they want something, they have no problem telling you. Detached and analytical, Mechanics excel at finding solutions to practical problems.

The Nurturer

A Nurturer is quiet, kind, conscientious, and interested in serving others. They can be depended on to complete a task and will put the needs of others above their own needs. Stable and practical, they value security and traditions. Nurturers have a clear understanding of space and function. They make accurate observations about others and sense their feelings.

The Artist

Artists are loyal, quiet, serious, sensitive, faithful and kind. They do not like conflict, and will avoid anything that might generate conflict. They have extremely well-developed senses, and aesthetic appreciation for beauty. They are not interested in leading or controlling others. Artists are flexible, open-minded, and willing to just enjoy the moment. They are likely to be original and very creative.

The Protector

Quietly forceful, original, and sensitive, the Protector tends to stick to things until they are done. If you are in trouble, the Protector will ensure you are saved. A Protector is extremely intuitive about people and concerned for their feelings. They have well-developed value systems which they strictly adhere to. This character is well-respected for their unwavering perseverance in finishing a job or doing the right thing. Likely to be individualistic, the Protector would rather lead than follow.

The Idealist

The Idealist is quiet, reflective, loyal, and steadfast in their ideals. This character wants to serve others and improve society. They have a well-developed system of values, which they strive to live by. This character is able to easily adapt to situations and otherwise is laid-back unless a strongly-held value is threatened. Idealists are usually talented writers. Idealists are mentally quick, and able to see possibilities. The Idealist is using three steps ahead of everyone else. They are interested in understanding and helping people.

The Scientist

Scientists are independent thinkers, who are original, analytical, and decisive. They have an unique ability to turn theories into solid plans of action. Scientists value knowledge, competence, and structure. This character is relentless in extracting meaning from their visions. The Scientist is a long-range thinker with very high standards for their performance, and the performance of others. Natural leaders, a Scientist will follow if they trust existing leaders.

The Thinker

Logical, original, creative idea originators. The Thinker can become very enthusiastic about theories and ideas. They want to share their ideas with everyone. This character is extremely capable and driven to explain their theories until they are accepted by others. The Thinker appreciates knowledge, competence and logic. They are quiet and reserved, and hard to get to know well. This character is individualistic, having no interest in leading or following others.

The Doer

Friendly, adaptable, action-oriented, Doers are focused on immediate results. This character lives in the here-and-now. The Doer is a risk-taker who lives a fast-paced lifestyle. The Doer is often impatient with long explanations and wants to get down to business. They are extremely loyal to their peers, but usually do not respect the laws and rules if they get in the way of accomplishing a task. They have great people skills and can encourage others to help them get things done.

The Guardian

The Guardian is a practical, traditional, and organized individual. They most likely are athletic. Because they are practical, the Guardian is not interested in theory or abstraction unless they see the practical application. This character has a clear vision of the way things should be. They are loyal, hard-working and like to be in charge. The Guardian is exceptionally capable of organizing and running an organization or project. Like their name implies, Guardians are “Good citizens” who value security and peaceful living.

The Performer

Performers love the stage and the experience of performing. They are people-oriented and fun-loving; they make things more fun for others by their enjoyment. The Performer lives for the moment, and they love new experiences. The Performer dislikes theory and cold analysis. This character is interested in serving others and making them smile. The Performer is expected to be the center of attention in social situations. This character has a well-developed common sense and practical skills.

The Caregiver

The Caregiver is warm-hearted, popular, and conscientious. They are always putting the needs of others over their own needs. This character feels a strong sense of duty and responsibility. The Caregiver values traditions and security over immediate personal needs. This character is always seeking positive reinforcement to feel good about themselves. They look for opportunities to take care of others. The Caregiver has a well-developed sense of space and function.

The Inspirer

The Inspirer will spark enthusiasm for an idea. They are enthusiastic, idealistic, and creative. The Inspirer is able to do almost anything that interests them. This character has great people skills and they need to live life in accordance with their inner values. They are excited by new ideas, but bored with the details. The Inspirer is open-minded and flexible when presented with a new idea. They have a broad range of interests and abilities.

The Giver

A Giver is popular with others because they are sensitive. They have outstanding people skills. This character is externally focused on those around them, with a real concern for how others think and feel. A Giver dislikes being alone and they look for companions to take care of. This character sees everything from the human angle, and they dislike impersonal analysis. The Giver is very effective at managing people issues and leading group discussions. This character is interested in serving others, and will usually put the needs of others over their own needs.

The Visionary

The Visionary character is creative, resourceful, and intellectually quick. They enjoy learning about many things and they have many skills. The Visionary enjoys debating issues, and may be into “one-up-manship”. They get very excited about new ideas and projects, but may neglect the more routine aspects of life. The Visionaries see the big picture, but often overlook the small details. They are generally outspoken and assertive. This character enjoys people and will usually stimulate a conversation. The Visionary has an excellent ability to understand concepts and apply logic to find solutions.

The Executive

Assertive and outspoken – the Executive is driven to lead people and organizations. The Executive has an exceptional ability to understand difficult organizational problems and create solid solutions. This character is intelligent and well-informed, and will excel at public speaking. The Executive values knowledge and competence, and usually have little patience with inefficiency or disorganization.

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