A Funny Character Study – A. J. Alexander Examined Carefully

Today I was thinking about checking out my ‘Council Of Twelve’ characters a bit more carefully and more in detail. But where to start? (I’m not necessarily talking about the names). I have twelve amazing personalities. But one blog post about the characteristics of a dozen very unique natures would end up in me still typing next Thursday and you reading until Christmas. I tried to limit the number of my Council of Twelve members to the original four. and had to re-phrase my question: “What character has which character?” Who is Raphael, how is he? How different is he from, let’s say, Gabriel. What are their characteristics based on?

The last question was quite easy to answer, considering I’m a woman… The Zodiac signs!

Yeah – great!

The four oldest members of ‘The Council Of Twelve’ were not born, they were created. Therefore, they don’t have a Zodiac sign.

With a huge sigh, I left the Astrology up to the stars and tried to find out my own characteristics. How can I write about other characters if I don’t even understand my types of characteristics in a professional way?

And there, the first giggles started already. I started at the basics… how did personality, characteristics, and psychology even develop? Where did I start? I’m telling you, I had a good time starting with Hippocrates and his four-temperament-theory.

The four temperament theory is a proto-psychological theory which suggests that there are four fundamental personality types: sanguine, choleric, melancholic, and phlegmatic.[2][3] Most formulations include the possibility of mixtures among the types where an individual’s personality types overlap, and they share two or more temperaments. The Greek physician Hippocrates (c. 460 – c. 370 BC) described the four temperaments as part of the ancient medical concept of humorism that four bodily fluids affect human personality traits and behaviors. Modern medical science does not define a fixed relationship between internal secretions and personality, although some psychological personality type systems use categories similar to the Greek temperaments. (Source, Wikipedia)

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After the history of Hippocrates and the blood-related psychology didn’t take me anywhere, I checked out different personality tests, which all ended up completely confusing. One tells me I’m an extrovert, the other tells me I’m an introvert, one tells me I’m an overcareful personality, while the other informs me that I should try to connect people. Otherwise, I could ‘end up in loneliness.’ I was about everything in between, from a hermit to a party-girl. I didn’t believe the one or other.

Then I read about the Meyers-Briggs Types. According to Meyers-Briggs, there are 16 personality types. I found that quite interesting and read a bit more about it. It seems in a way explainable and after studying the type indicator, which you can find here:

 

I took the free test because I was curious. I had considered myself an INFP Personality and turned out to be an INTP type, “The Thinker.” I was quite close, though.

In case you are curious, here is the personality type page I did the test on. It also shows you the type indicator and tells you exactly what the letters behind every personality means. – CONTINUE TO THE PERSONALITY TEST PAGE


Then I got one step further: since I am definitely not one of the founding members of ‘The Council Of Twelve,’ I do have a Zodiac sign. How well are the description of my Zodiac sign match the description of my ‘Meyer’s-Briggs’ personality test result? Let’s find out:

Meyers-Briggs INTP ‘The Thinker’ – Introverted iNtuitive Thinking Perceiving

  • Independent, unconventional, and original
  • Not likely to place much value on traditional goals such as popularity and security
  • Spend a lot of time inside your own mind
  • Strong ability to analyze problems, identify patterns, and come up with logical explanations
  • Highly value intelligence and knowledge
  • Love new ideas and become very excited over abstractions and theories
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The Capricorn woman might not be very confident, extrovert, and bold. Seduction and sexiness aren’t her favorite techniques. But she is very graceful, polished and well mannered. Capricorn nature is never overly emotional and dramatic. She will remain practical, emotionally stable, and sensible, even in the most sensitive situations. She is great at learning from mistakes. Unlike many women, she is open to constructive criticism. (Sorry, when it comes to me, that sentence is totally wrong. I just left it in the description because it made me laugh loudly.)

The Capricorn woman in marriage often keeps her own desires and needs behind for the happiness of the family. She is smart, hardworking, and capable of achieving the toughest goals in life. She also has a huge appetite for physical love and lust.

Capricorn females are often so fearful of the future that they become worriers before time. Small tensions and anxieties can make them gloomy, depressed, and pessimistic.

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Now, according to these personality studies of myself (HAHA), there are, indeed, a few conformities which I had marked with colored text. These similarities might be a coincidence, or there is indeed something about Zodiac signs.


All this taught me that no personality test is going to tell me I can’t be grumpy when I’m in a bad mood, even though I’m the most balanced character on Earth.

It also taught me, that this particular analysis of myself has taken me about four and a half hours. If I have to analyze each of ‘The Council Of Twelve’ characters this way, you won’t be able to read another book in the series before Easter 2032!

I figure I will continue building my characters the way I’m used to and won’t try to make them more detailed that Hippocrates told me to. LOL

But if you had taken the Meyer-Briggs test please, let us know the results in the comments. I thought it a lot of fun.

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Remember 9/11 – We Will Never Forget

Picture courtesy of ‘The New York Post’

On September 11, 2001, nearly 3,000 people were killed, 400 were police officers and firefighters, in the terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center in NYC, at the Pentagon building in Washington, D.C., and in a plane crash near Shanksville, PA.

[1] 9/11 was not the first terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. A bombing in February of 1993 killed six people.

[2] On any given workday, up to 50,000 employees worked in the WTC twin towers, and an additional 40,000 passed through the complex.

[3] After the September 11th attacks on the World Trade Center, the rescue and recovery clean-up of the 1.8 million tons of wreckage from the WTC site took 9 months.

[4] Passengers aboard United Flight 93, heard about the previous airplane attacks and attempted to retake control of the plane from hijackers. As a result, the hijackers deliberately crashed the plane in a Pennsylvania field instead of at their unknown target.

[5] While video accounts of the WTC attack aired immediately, no video footage of the Pentagon attack was publicly released until 2006.

[6] Though both the police and fire departments of New York City had their own emergency response procedures, the two departments did not have a coordinated response plan to a major incident.

[7] In 2001, New York City fire evacuation procedures only required mandatory evacuations for floors immediately surrounding a fire. After a plane struck Building 1 of the WTC, Building 2 employees were initially told to stay in the building.

[8] The attack on the World Trade Center on 9/11 resulted in the largest loss of life by a foreign attack on American soil.

[9] 18 people were rescued alive from the rubble of the World Trade Center site.

[10] Cases of post-traumatic stress are common among 9/11 survivors and rescue workers. Respiratory problems, like asthma and lung inflammation, also developed at abnormal rates for those in and around the World Trade Center during and after the attacks.

[11] Cases of post-traumatic stress are common among 9/11 survivors and rescue workers. Respiratory problems, like asthma and lung inflammation, also developed at abnormal rates for those in and around the World Trade Center during and after the attacks.


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God, our father in Heaven

Please, let us not forget, let the sacrifice of the victims lives not to be in vain. Please, dear God, help us to remember the sadness, the despair, the helplessness, the evil – for we also remember your mercy, your support, your kindness and your unconditional love that helps us heal.

Please, remind us to stand united against the evil on this Earth and protect us from further horror as it happened that day – 9/11 – when the fire swallowed our loved ones when the terror shook our world and the smoke darkened the sky.

We pray for your love and peace to the loved ones who had to leave us that day and who still are in our memory and in our hearts and who we never will forget.

AMEN


Reminder! Book Signing Announcement – VERY IMPORTANT!

Hello, dear Romance Readers

Are you interested in getting a new pile of Romance books – including mine – and have them autographed and signed?

Don’t miss the “Romance Book Fair”

Saturday, September 7, 1 – 4 pm

Li’l Book Bug on The BLVD
742 W. Lancaster Blvd.

Lancaster, California 93534

(get directions here:)

https://goo.gl/maps/Zs5WYY83im1KDqgp6


Find both of my books from ‘The Council Of Twelve’ series and get them signed:

 

 

 

 

 


Also, meet other authors and their wonderful romance books at the event:

Carolyn Anthony

Ophelia Bell

Cathryn Celeste (Australia)

Lynne Connolly (England)

only to name a few!

 

Let’s have an amazing September 7 together!

Get your signed book!

Picture courtesy of: https://www.floridatoday.com/

Book Signing Announcement – VERY IMPORTANT!

Hello, dear Romance Readers

Are you interested in getting a new pile of Romance books – including mine – and have them autographed and signed?

Don’t miss the “Romance Book Fair”

Saturday, September 7, 1 – 4 pm

Li’l Book Bug on The BLVD
742 W. Lancaster Blvd.

Lancaster, California 93534

(get directions here:)

https://goo.gl/maps/Zs5WYY83im1KDqgp6


Find both of my books from ‘The Council Of Twelve’ series and get them signed:

 

 

 

 

 


Also, meet other authors and their wonderful romance books at the event:

Carolyn Anthony

Ophelia Bell

Cathryn Celeste (Australia)

Lynne Connolly (England)

only to name a few!

 

Let’s have an amazing September 7 together!

Get your signed book!

Picture courtesy of: https://www.floridatoday.com/

My Article On ‘Brainhackers.com’ Has Gone Live!

I’m very proud to present the article I wrote for ‘Brainhackers.com’ earlier this month.

I was asked to write an article for that website and I’m quite honored about that. Enthusiastically I started writing and I hope very much not only the ‘Brainhackers’ readers are going to have a good read, but also my readers here on ‘Writer’s Treasure Chest’.

You will find the article here:

 

Brain Lethargy – Age Or Technological Development

http://brainhackers.com/brain-lethargy-age-or-technological-development/

 

Let me know in the comments how you find it please, I’m curious.

Independence Day 2019

Ralph Waldo Emerson was an American essayist, poet, and lecturer who lived from 1803-1882. He spoke and wrote about Transcendentalism, which is a belief system that puts importance on an individual rather than a whole society. He was a leader of this movement. This poem is a showcase of that belief. Emerson believed people were the ones who made a nation strong. It wasn’t because of the wealth or societal structures like politics and religion. In Transcendentalism, the value is placed on a person, and following one’s own instincts rather than conforming to what a society orders is encouraged. Emerson’s motto was, “Trust thyself.”

A Nation’s Strength

By Ralph Waldo Emerson

What makes a nation’s pillars high
And its foundations strong?
What makes it mighty to defy
The foes that round it throng?

It is not gold. Its kingdoms grand
Go down in battle shock;
Its shafts are laid on sinking sand,
Not on abiding rock.

Is it the sword? Ask the red dust
Of empires passed away;
The blood has turned their stones to rust,
Their glory to decay.

And is it pride? Ah, that bright crown
Has seemed to nations sweet;
But God has struck its luster down
In ashes at his feet.

Not gold but only men can make
A people great and strong;
Men who for truth and honor’s sake
Stand fast and suffer long.

Brave men who work while others sleep,
Who dare while others fly…
They build a nation’s pillars deep
And lift them to the sky.