Friday, February 4, 2011
Character Traits, I’m a Guinea Pig
First, Francine over at Romancing the blog gave me the most wonderful book review. I'd love it if you take a look. Francine is my heroine!
Yes, I am going to use the various parts of my own personality not only to fulfill the requirements of the Stylish Blogger Award I presented to others yesterday but also to give some points on character.
Not only my character, but traits you can exploit to build your own characters.
1. Compassionate Mama: Yup, that’s me.
A. Character type: The Nurturer…she loves to take care of others and will put their needs ahead of her own.
2. Whiner Butt: When I’m stressed and too tired I start to complain and view the world in a negative way.
B. Character type: The Nurturer…is self-sacrificing and takes on too many projects at once. She takes what her family (and others), say personally.
3. Practical Realist: I hate paying the bills, but if I don’t, no one else will either, so I have no choice.
C. Character type: The Matriarch…her strength makes her the rock everyone leans on in the family.
4. Artistic Impressionist: I long for a space that’s all mine to create worlds, characters and draw or paint.
D. Character type: The Mystic…is motivated by aesthetic balance-a sense of order in life, a sense of being connected with something greater than herself-is what drives her. She has a spiritual need to connect or create.
5. Buried Time Traveler: Time slips past me at a pace that sometimes surprises me while I am focused on getting things done that matter to me.
E. Character type: The Mystic…is motivated by the reward of being left alone; having free time and obtaining security are great motivators. She’ll do anything to sustain a quiet and calm home life.
6. Hysterically Historical: When I’m over stressed to the point of not sleeping, I am prone to having hysterics at odd times and in varying places. That’s my history.
F. Character type: The Maiden…she loves to play and do outrageous things.
7. Wall Flower Predator: If there is a nice corner at a party or function where I can hide and not be noticed, then I will find the flower in the wallpaper.
G. Character type: The Mystic…Is shy and somewhat timid at times. Needs to learn assertiveness.
And just to top off all of that a few final Mystic flaws…or are they? Lives in her head. Doesn’t really want to be “here” and may dream of other planets of dimensions. LOL
All character types are taken from 45 Master Characters and how to build them, by Victoria Lynn Schmidt.
Are you still here? Now for the survey:
1. If you blog anonymously, are you happy doing this? If you are not anonymous, do you wish that you had started out anonymously, so that you could be anonymous now?
I blog to reach out to other writers and readers. It would be pointless to be anonymous.
2. Describe an incident that shows your inner stubborn side.
I am stubbornly staying up tonight to get this blog post ready or I face not being able to sleep.
3. What do you see when you really look at yourself in the mirror?
All the mirrors in my home have been spray painted black to avoid personal scrutiny.
4. What is your favorite summer cold drink?
Iced Tea year around and purified water. I live on both.
5. When you take time for yourself, what do you do?
I forgot what that feels like…well, see the above character flaws and you will know I crave being alone so I can create alternate worlds and fabulous characters. Now to figure out how to go there.
6. Is there something that you still want to accomplish in your life? What is it?
I want to be gloriously happy and at peace with myself and others…besides that, well, a success at writing and art would be nice.
7. When you attended school, were you the class clown, the class overachiever, the shy person, or always ditching?
I was shy…and wanted to hide.
8. If you close your eyes and want to visualize a very poignant moment in your life, what would you see?
Delivering my children…the first took hours and I almost bleed to death. The second was hysterical because a nurse was pushing me to the room at a run while yelling, “This lady is having a baby!”
9. Is it easy for you to share your true self in your blog or are you more comfortable writing posts about other people or events?
I am blunt and honest to a fault in and out of blogdom.
10. If you had the choice to sit down and read a book or talk on the phone, which would you do and why?
You’ve got to be kidding, I’m a writer…read, then read some more and after that write.
As a famous cartoon character would say…”That’s all folks!”