This page is your bonus upload for the month. I hope you enjoy it! Personally, I just love how these two characters banter. 😉
Recently, a friend recommend I take a personality test called Myers Briggs (MB). At its worst, I treat personality tests as form of entertainment. At its best, I treat them as a self-reflection tool. And I say tool, because a tool can only be as accurate as the person who uses it. It’s not easy to look at one’s self with informed, yet unbiased eyes. So, for fun, I took it. My result was INFJ, and the description seemed pretty accurate. However, it wasn’t my results that peaked my interest, rather, it was the possible sixteen different personality types that drew me in. As a webcomic artist, I’m always on the lookout to improve my craft. And when I come across something that might be useful, I study it.
Character creation and development are two of my favorite study topics, and after taking MB, I wondered which personality each of my characters would get if they took the test. While researching, I was happy to find that I wasn’t the only one interested in using MB to categorize fictional characters. If you do an online search, you’ll find that everyone from the Golden Girls to Harry Potter characters has been sorted (pun intended). While trying to categorizing my own characters, I was forced to ask questions about them that I hadn’t before, and this created a need to further develop their backstories. I’m pleased to say that this exercise was very helpful in progressing my characters’ development.
The characters I’ve categorized include: Lark, Jaxon (The Pageboy), Count Wylie (The Noble), and the mysterious pale girl. If anyone wants to take a stab and guess the MB personality of each character, I’d love to hear it in the comments. I’ll reveal the results next update, which will be Tuesday, July 4th. All $2+ Patreons will have access to the answers four days sooner on Friday, June 30th.
Till next time!
What. Lark is not a bird!? Plot twist! oO
I’m not good with Myers Briggs. When I tried, half the letters were just undecidable for me, both with quizz-like tests and “choose for yourself with lists and examples” tests. So my interest in that stuff quickly dropped.
(still interested in the results for your characters, though)
That’s good! I mean, an “undecided” result means you are balanced between the options, which is not abnormal and which I would argue lends you flexibility.
Meyers-Briggs is not scientific though. “Big 5” tests are a bit better.
Well, Lark, I see feathers sticking out of your quiver, and one could interpret the other end of the arrow as a beak. It’s sharp, quick, and makes sure you are fed. Also, looking forward to the MB results as well. I’m a psych minor in college, so this kind of stuff always interests me.
I like the way you think.
Symbols and Psychology are also two of my favorite playgrounds.
I don’t post comments that often, but I thought I would weigh in with another personality test: the Big Five Inventory. It’s a set of 5 spectra with potentially infinite combinations! The categories are “openness to new experiences”, “extroversion”, “agreeableness”, “conscientiousness”, and “neuroticism”. Have a nice day! Looking forward to the next update!
I have not come across The Big Five Inventory personality test before. I will look that up. 🙂 Thanks for commenting and sharing, I love learning new things.
For me, reading in depth about different psychological disorders (especially about the advantages they can have) has been very helpful. It’s easy to see a little of different disorders in people.
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