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Which Professions Have the Most Psychopaths? The Fewest?

If you’re a fiction writer, especially one who writes thrillers or suspense, this is information that will help you create characters that add reality to your story. As you read this information, picture characters in your previous fiction and ask yourself how you might have improved characterization or pat yourself on the back that you […]

FOUR PERSONALITY TEMPERAMENTS – PHLEGMATIC – Part 5

Each week I have posted one of the temperaments define as a proto-psychological interpretation of the ancient medical concept of humorism and suggests that four bodily fluids affect human personality traits and behaviors. Hippocrates believed certain human moods, emotions and behaviors were caused by body fluids (called “humors”). The four temperaments are sanguine (pleasure-seeking and […]

FOUR PERSONALITY TEMPERAMENTS – MELANCHOLIC – PART 4

Each week I will post on one of these temperaments define as a proto-psychological interpretation of the ancient medical concept of humorism and suggests that four bodily fluids affect human personality traits and behaviors. Hippocrates believed certain human moods, emotions and behaviors were caused by body fluids (called “humors”). The four temperaments are sanguine (pleasure-seeking […]

FOUR PERSONALITY TEMPERAMENTS – CHOLERIC – Part 3

The last post covered the Sanguine personality and temperament. This week you will learn more detail on the Choleric Temperament. Though many personality studies have been occurred over the years, but one that has lasted is the Greco-Roman theory of the Four Temperaments as described below. More modern versions have basically been created with this […]

FOUR PERSONALITY TEMPERAMENTS – SANGUINE – Part 2

Writing a novel means developing realistic and 3-dimentional characters.  I begin by developing a backstory for each major character. What kind of home was he born into? What happened to him a child? A teenager? An adult before the story opens?  His lifestyle, education, occuasion, interests, successses, failures, secrets. Once I gather this inforation, I dig   deep into […]

FOUR PERSONALITY TEMPERAMENTS – Part 1

Many studies have been made throughout history to determine how temperaments determine personality, the actions and attitudes of people. Naturally these are not all perfect. Occasionally someone is a blend of two categories, but for your novel’s characters, this can be an interesting tool to use in your creative process. This post covers a definition […]