Creating Unique Characters using the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator

January 19, 2019 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Seattle Public Library, Montlake Branch
2401 24th Ave E
WA 98112

A good, strong script needs good, strong, UNIQUE characters.

In this two-hour workshop, explore how to use the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) to give each of your characters their own distinctive voice and personality.

The MBTI is a tool based on the work of psychoanalyst Carl Jung. It helps to differentiate people on the basis of their extroversion or introversion, how they take in information about their world, and how they make decisions. While there are some debates about the instrument’s scientific validity, the aspects of personality it illuminates can help you to create characters with unique styles and voices.

The workshop will give a brief overview of the underlying theory and then let you take one of the questionnaires “as if” you were one of your characters. Then we will discuss the results and what they might suggest for your characters.

Randy Webb has had a long career doing human resource and organization consulting to Fortune 100 companies as well as smaller non-profits. He is currently on the faculty of New York University teaching applied behavioral psychology to graduate business students and is a Compendium Member of the Northwest Screenwriters Guild.

This is a part of the Northwest Screenwriters Guild 2019 workshop series.