I recently attended a most informative workshop by author Terri Osburn. Not only did we get hands-on practice in creating a character, but she also gave an idea to help set up the basic outline of a character. This wasn’t the first time I’ve heard this, but it was a good reminder. In the workshop that day we worked with astrology. Below I’ve listed some other other personality ways and a link to read more about it.
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Cantrell’s 16 factor personality analysis Table 1 about half way down the page.