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    Use of Enneagrams

    Discussion in 'Character Development' started by Leonardo Pisano, Mar 7, 2011.

    I am pretty impressed by the potential of Enneagrams for psychological profiling and character development. Does anyone here have experience with them?
     
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    From my understanding enneagrams are not used much in clinical psychology, or for criminal profiling.
     
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    Thanks Terry. However, I didn't mean the use of Enneagrams to use in my plot but to develop/profile my main characters, to make them behave consistently and be believable.... In other words, Enneagrams as a tool for character development.
     
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    It could be used, but I like letting the character be themselves.

    Doing what the character would do, rather then display a characteristic in the 9 pointed star.

    Maybe use it for a secondary character, when their action isn't going to alter the story outcome.
     
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    I'll step on the mental accelerator and try to catch up :).

    That might be a useful -- at the very least interesting -- technique to try. Particularly using the 'wing' personality types to help create an aspect to a character's personality which might not be readily apparent. Something to think about.
     

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