Last month, I posted about how to write a female INTJ, and the post was reasonably popular. Last week, someone who read the post asked me to give tips for writing some of the other Myers Briggs Personality types.
I am grossly unqualified.
I am an INTJ, and I haven’t studied most of the 16 personality types enough to write posts about them (beyond INTJs and INFJs). However, I don’t want to write about INFJs because I don’t think that I could so in an unbiased manner. As I was thinking, I figured that I could write about the personality types of the other four main characters in my fantasy series: INFP (Zeroah), ESTP (Raewas), ESFP (Baehur), and ISTJ (Mar Zaehav). You can check out these characters, along with Arkeh, the INTJ, over here. I have done a good amount of research on these types for my writing, and I have written characters with these types so I have a very little bit of personal experience. But I am going to do my best to posts tips for writing these four personality types.
However, I would really appreciate your help. If you are an INFP, ESTP, ESFP, or ISTJ, I would love to hear from you. Especially if you cover what matters most to you, what types of things hurt you the worst emotionally, how you view the world, what is a weakness of struggle of your personality type, what you enjoy and think about most of the time, and how you view the past, present, and future. But really, any tips from you would be helpful. Also if you have known any INFPs, ESTPs, ESFPs, or ISTJs, I would love to hear your observations. If you have the time, please comment on this post or e-mail me through the Contact Me page.
Starting next Monday, I plan on posting about these personality types for the next month or so. However, I will only be covering those four personality types and not all of them. So for those of you who are looking for tips for writing other personality types, I suggest googling the “MBTI blog challenge”. One of my friends, Hannah Heath, started this challenge on her blog, and it could be helpful (though there might be a few of uneducated bloggers glorifying their own personality type– we all have this tendency). You can see Hannah great post about INFJs here.
So do you use MBTI when writing your fictional characters? Do you know your type? Or can you help me write about INFPs, ESTPs, ESFPs, or ISTJs?
I hope you have a wonderful week! God bless,