How to Write an ENTJ Character

How to Write an ENTJ Character

How To Write an ENTJ Character

Series: The Psychology of Character Creation

One of the most interesting personality types to explore in fiction is the ENTJ – also known as the “Commander” or “Fieldmarshal” – because of their leadership skills, ambition, and strategic thinking. Here’s a quick guide on how to write an ENTJ Character.

Understand the ENTJ personality type:

Before you start writing an ENTJ character, you need to understand the traits that define this personality type. ENTJs are confident, decisive, and goal-oriented individuals who thrive on challenge and competition. They are natural leaders who enjoy taking charge and organizing people to achieve their goals. They are also highly analytical and enjoy using their logical thinking to solve problems, like INTJ’s but draw energy from those around them. 

Give your ENTJ character a clear goal:

ENTJs are very ambitious characters. To make your ENTJ character feel authentic, give them a clear objective that they are working towards. This goal should be challenging and require them to use their skills and intelligence to achieve it. Whether it’s building a successful business, winning a political campaign, or saving the world from a disaster, your ENTJ character should be focused on achieving something significant. Make sure the goal is something that the character cares deeply about and is willing to do whatever it takes to accomplish it.

Create a strong personality:

ENTJs have a strong personality, and your character should reflect this. They should be confident, assertive, and unafraid to speak their mind. They should also have a quick wit and be able to think on their feet. Don’t be afraid to make your character a little intimidating – that’s part of what makes ENTJs so dynamic. Also consider the Character Arc you want your character to go through. While your ENTJ character may start out assertive or overly ambitious, they should also learn and grow as the story progresses.

Show your ENTJ’s leadership skills:

ENTJ’s are considered dangerous because of their natural charisma coupled with their ability to lead. They are natural-born leaders who are good at organizing people and delegating tasks. Show your ENTJ character taking charge of situations and inspiring others to follow them. This could be through mentoring a subordinate, negotiating with a rival, or rallying a group of people around a common cause. It’s also a good way to dash their hopes and dreams if their overconfidence causes them to fail.

Balance their strengths and weaknesses:

Even the most successful people have their weaknesses, and your ENTJ character should be no different. They’re decisive and talented leaders, but taken to far and these traits can be oppressive and unyielding. They may be overconfident or struggle with empathy. Unhealthy ENTJs can be overcontrolling, and ruthless. They may also have a hard time listening to others or struggle with making personal connections. These weaknesses make your character more relatable and human. 

Show their strengths and weaknesses:

While ENTJs are often seen as strong and confident leaders, they are not invincible. Make sure to give your character some weaknesses or flaws that they will need to overcome in order to achieve their goal. This will make them more relatable and help your readers connect with them on a deeper level.

Consider their relationships:

ENTJs can be difficult to get close to, but that doesn’t mean they don’t have relationships. They have a hard time professing their love, but will often show it in small but meaningful ways. If they complement you, you can be sure it was authentic and sincere. Show your character’s relationships with family, friends, and romantic partners. Explore how their personality affects these relationships and how they navigate them.

Here are some attributes to add to your ENTJ Characters:

  • Blunt
  • Self-Confident
  • Practical
  • Enjoys challenges
  • Inspiring
  • Authoritative
  • Rational
  • Judgemental
  • Natural Strategist
  • Restless

Here are some ENTJ Characters:

  • Lord Voldemort
  • Kaz Brekker
  • Jude Duarte
  • Evelyn Hugo
  • Aelin Galathynius
  • Aaron Warner 
  • Edward Rochester 
  • Tywin Lannister

 

In conclusion, writing an ENTJ character can be challenging, but it’s also a lot of fun. Use these tips to create a compelling character that readers will love. Remember to balance their strengths and weaknesses, give them a clear goal, and show their leadership skills. With a little research and creativity, you’ll have a character that readers won’t forget.

Hope this guide on how to write an ENTJ Character helps.

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Sword of Kaigen Book Review

Sword of Kaigen Book Review

Sword of Kaigen Book Review

Genre: Asian Myth and Legend, Sword and Sorcery Fantasy, High Fantasy, Epic Fantasy

Tropes: Marriage of Convenience, Magical War, Sword Lore

My Review:

First off, if you enjoyed Avatar the Last Airbender or the Demon Slayer anime, then you will definitely enjoy this book. 

The narrative is split between the perspectives of Misaki, a mother struggling to come to terms with her past as a powerful fighter, Mamoru, her fourteen-year-old son who is eager to become a warrior like his ancestors; and Takeru, Misaki’s husband, who is blind to the imminent danger that threatens their empire. 

One of my favorite things about this book was Misaki, the mother. Mothers are typically underappreciated characters in fantasy or “Plot Device Dead”. It was so refreshing to actually see a mother with such a rich and complex story. It’s rare to see a fantasy novel that focuses so heavily on the relationships between parents and children, and I think that’s one of the reasons why this book feels so unique. Also getting the perspective of both the mother and the child is a stroke of genius, as it adds another layer of depth and authenticity. The exploration of mother-son relationships is unforgettable, speaking deeply to the rewards of motherhood without shying away from its risks.

This book is not for the faint of heart. It tackles some weighty themes, including the human cost of war and the dangers of blind loyalty. The action scenes are visceral and beautifully choreographed. There were times I had to set it down because my heart was beating so fast. 

Sword of Kaigen is a hidden gem, and I really hope it gets more attention. 

Book Blurb:

A mother struggling to repress her violent past,
A son struggling to grasp his violent future,
A father blind to the danger that threatens them all.

When the winds of war reach their peninsula, will the Matsuda family have the strength to defend their empire? Or will they tear each other apart before the true enemies even reach their shores?

High on a mountainside at the edge of the Kaigenese Empire live the most powerful warriors in the world, superhumans capable of raising the sea and wielding blades of ice. For hundreds of years, the fighters of the Kusanagi Peninsula have held the Empire’s enemies at bay, earning their frozen spit of land the name ‘The Sword of Kaigen.’

Born into Kusanagi’s legendary Matsuda family, fourteen-year-old Mamoru has always known his purpose: to master his family’s fighting techniques and defend his homeland. But when an outsider arrives and pulls back the curtain on Kaigen’s alleged age of peace, Mamoru realizes that he might not have much time to become the fighter he was bred to be. Worse, the empire he was bred to defend may stand on a foundation of lies.

Misaki told herself that she left the passions of her youth behind when she married into the Matsuda house. Determined to be a good housewife and mother, she hid away her sword, along with everything from her days as a fighter in a faraway country. But with her growing son asking questions about the outside world, the threat of an impending invasion looming across the sea, and her frigid husband grating on her nerves, Misaki finds the fighter in her clawing its way back to the surface.

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Next Giveaway Poll Results

Next Giveaway Poll Results

Winner: The Percy Jackson Series

I don’t know when I’ll do this giveaway yet. It depends on the shipping time from some of the smaller Etsy shops. A few estimate 4-6 week shipping times, but I’ll keep y’all updated.

 

This Woven Kingdom Book Review

This Woven Kingdom Book Review

This Woven Kingdom Book Review

Genre: YA Fantasy, High Fantasy, Adventure, Epic Fantasy, Persian Mythology

Tropes: Slow-burn, Jinn Magic, Revenge, Forbidden Romance, Royal Intrigue, Secret Royal, Curses 

My Review:

Oh my goddess, Kamram is a masterpiece. He’s absolutely head over heels for Alizeh.
“You have consumed my thoughts since the moment I met you…I feel now, in your presence, entirely strange. I think I might fetch you the moon if only to spare your tears again.”

This woven Kingdom is a perfect blend of Persian mythology, fantasy and forbidden romance.

The story follows Alizeh, a servant girl who is actually the long-lost heir to an ancient Jinn kingdom. Forced to hide in plain sight, Alizeh is seen by all as a disposable servant, but little do they know of her true identity and the power she holds. She might have a meek exterior, but she had no problem kicking butt when necessary. Meanwhile, the crown prince, Kamran, is aware of prophecies that foretell the death of his king, but he can’t seem to take his eyes off a servant girl with the strange eyes. Even though falling love with her could easily destroy his world.

The plot is well-crafted, but I had to brush up on some of my high-levelvel thinking skills to get through some of the dialogue. I’m pretty sure I missed half the jokes. I will say the forbidden romance between Alizeh and Kamran kept me engaged and salivating for another touch-starved moment.

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How to write an INTP Character 

How to write an INTP Character 

How To Write an INTP Character

Series: The Psychology of Character Creation

The INTP personality type, are known for their love of abstract thinking and their dislike of rules and structure. They can be highly analytical and are often interested in understanding how things work. Have you met someone who likes puzzles and patterns? They might be an INTP. They are flexible thinkers with creative, scientific imaginations. These characters have excellent deductive reasoning skills, and can find the silver thread connecting the mystery. If they aren’t careful and lack balance, they can suffer ‘analysis paralysis’, locking them from moving forward on projects. They are often the “Mad Scientist” type in literature.

If you’re trying to create a character with an INTP personality, there are a few key elements to keep in mind.

1. Take your time to develop your INTP Character’s Interests:

One of the defining characteristics of an INTP is their love of intellectual pursuits. They love to learn for fun. From science and math to philosophy and literature, INTPs enjoy exploring new ideas and concepts. When crafting your INTP character, consider what topics they might be interested in. Do they enjoy reading about theoretical physics? Are they passionate about computer programming? Are they fascinated by how poisons affect the body? What’s cool about INTP’s is that they don’t shy away from a subject just because it’s “socially unacceptable”. So you can definitely give them some strange topics to play with. 

2. Consider Your INTP Character’s Strengths and Weaknesses

Like all personality types, INTPs have both strengths and weaknesses. They are often skilled problem-solvers and quick thinkers, but they can also be overly critical and prone to analysis paralysis. Have a bomb in need of defusing? INTP’s are likely to freeze from the pressure. This includes relationships as well. They are prone to shutting down when emotions are high to avoid conflict. Which leads me to my next point.

3. Explore Your INTP Character’s Relationships

Despite their independent nature, INTPs can form close and meaningful relationships with others. Typically, they value/ admire only one or two people’s opinions. However, they may struggle with expressing their emotions or connecting with others on a deeper level. When writing your INTP character, consider their relationships with other characters in your story. Do they have a close friend or romantic partner? How do they navigate these relationships and express themselves to others? Try to lace in their interests when expressing their emotions. Have a character who’s a mortician? Have them give their love interest a corpse flower. 

4. Emphasize Your INTP Character’s Creativity:

While INTPs are known for their analytical minds, don’t forget their overactive imaginations. They enjoy exploring new ideas and pushing the boundaries of what is possible, which is what makes them such excellent inventors. You need something to be done that’s never been done before? Write yourself an INTP. 

Here are some attributes to add to your INTP Characters:

  • Hates small talk
  • Curious
  • Deep conversationalist
  • Prefers solitude
  • Original
  • Imaginative
  • Abstract and Logical thinker
  • Objective
  • Impatient
  • Disconnected/ Daydreamy

Here are some Characters in literature with the INTP personality type.

  • Victor Frankenstein 
  • Magus Chase
  • Mycroft Holmes 
  • Thomas (The Maze Runner)
  • Henry Branwell
  • Mr. Bennet (Pride and Prejudice) 
  • Haymitch Abernathy 

Hope these tips help you better understand the INTP personality and how to craft better characters with them. Don’t be afraid to explore their strengths and weaknesses. Let me know if these tips help.

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