Category Archives: Characters

hero’s journey

“The Hero’s Journey is a pattern of narrative identified by the American scholar Joseph Campbell that appears in drama, storytelling, myth, religious ritual, and psychological development.  It describes the typical adventure of the archetype known as The Hero, the person who goes out and achieves great deeds on behalf of the group, tribe, or civilization.”

The hero’s journey.

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9 Character Types

From Write Great Fiction: Dialogue by Gloria Kempton

#1  The Reformer–Reformers are motivated by the need to live their lives the right way, including improving themselves and the world around them.

#2  The Giver–Givers are motivated by the need to be loved and valued and to express their positive feelings toward others. Traditionally society has encouraged #2 qualities in females more than in males.

#3  The Achiever

#4  The Artist

#5  The Observer

#6  The Questioner

#7  The Adventurer

#8  The Leader

#9  The Peacemaker

All of these types, Gloria Kempton admits, stem from the Enneagram Personality Types. The list is unfinished on this blog as the content is available in her book and online (for free) at the Enneagram Institute web site.

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