Character Archetypes: E for Explorer

Today’s character archetype is one of the twelve Jungian archetypes but also a common archetype if you have explored the Myers-Briggs or Enneagram personality types.

The explorer can be found in many of us, and makes for an interesting fictional character.

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Character Archetypes: D for Dolphin

Today’s character archetype is representative of the many animal archetypes we can make use of in building a character. Many animals symbolise certain traits, roles and metaphors as soon as we think of them. The dolphin has an ancient history basis also.

This post will also preview the many other animals with similar archetypes, often as spirit or zodiac guides.

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Character Archetypes: B for Brat

Today’s character archetype is a modern trope normally associated to the teen or child. The Brat has an interesting pedigree, and has gone from a totally negative stereotype to one which can be used as a basis or starter archetype for a heroine.

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Character Archetypes: A for Alter-Ego

In a new series on Character Archetypes, the first entry today is A for the Alter-Ego. When I hear the word, I naturally think of the superhero genre, but alter-egos or dual identities are more common than you might think, and provide an interesting method for developing a very creative fictional character.

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