Originally posted in October:
Last night I was up late and before crashing into my ever-so-fluffy-and-comfortable bed, I decided to take this Career and Personality Test with one of my character's answers to the questions. Don't ask me where that idea came from because I have no earthly idea. I just thought it and did it. When it's past midnight, who knows why I do the things I do. It's already hard enough to figure out in the daylight.
Namely, we're exact opposites. Now, I've heard that opposites attract and all, but it was still a shocker. My favorite character is nothing like me. I'm still trying to process that, and I haven't completely bought that he's an ISTJ. Some of the questions I was asked just left me staring at the screen. Study habbits? What are his study habbits? Did I ask him before? With those questions, I practically just put in a random answer. Whatever sounded right at the time. Which is scary, considering I was on the verge of falling asleep.
Who are our characters? We say we know them, but how well? Jeffery and I have been pals for about a year and a half or two years. How did I not know we were opposites? I always just assumed we had a lot in common.
Lets look at things. . . He's not comfortable around people. I am. . .to an extent. Mainly depends on the person in question. I look to the future and make big plans. He rather stays in the present and tries to make things work for him now. Just two examples, but still.
As a writer, I tend to believe in a silly way that I'm more than one person, and I therefore have multiple personality types (*ahem* Not split personalities, though. I don't need the mental institution. . .yet). And I suppose we writers are that way. I can call my characters and pretend to be them in that situation and try to change my outlook on life. I assume that's all writers, but I did have actor in my could-be-great-possible-carreer-choices-for-you-and-guess-what-author-isn't-in-that-list.
Computer's don't know anything, though, do they?
But, in a roundabout way that's gotten me nowhere, I'm wondering how well I know my characters. Especially considering I thought I knew him the best. *snickers* Says the girl who just found out that his favorite fruit is strawberries after months of pulling random fruits out of a hat. PINEAPPLE!
-Silence K. Grulkey