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The Alignment System

The Alignment System
A creature's general moral and personal attitudes are represented by its alignment: lawful good, neutral good, chaotic good, lawful neutral, neutral, chaotic neutral, lawful evil, neutral evil, or chaotic evil. Alignment is a tool for developing your character's identity. It is not a straitjacket for restricting your character. Each alignment represents a broad range of personality types or personal philosophies, so two characters of the same alignment can still be quite different from each other. In addition, few people are completely consistent. Good vs. Good characters and creatures protect innocent life. "Good" implies altruism, respect for life, and a concern for the dignity of sentient beings. "Evil" implies hurting, oppressing, and killing others. People who are neutral with respect to good and evil have compunctions against killing the innocent but lack the commitment to make sacrifices to protect or help others. Being good or evil can be a conscious choice. Law vs.

Character sheet A character sheet is a record of a player character in a role-playing game, including whatever details, notes, game statistics, and background information a player would need during a play session. Character sheets can be found in use in both traditional and action role-playing games. Almost all roleplaying games make use of character sheets in some fashion; even "rules-light" systems and freeform role-playing games record character details in some manner. The role-playing video game equivalent is known as a status screen. Overview[edit] What is considered relevant can vary by game and personal preference—one player may consider his character's eye colour or personal background relevant while another might not, but both may be required by the game rules to note down on their sheet if their character suffers an injury. Character sheets for a game are usually found within the game's main rulebook, and permission is almost always given for players to photocopy this sheet. Design[edit]

Using Real Psychology in Your Writing Using Real Psychology in Your Writing Using Archetypes in Your Stories Writing Better Romantic Relationships This series looks at the Anima/Animus archetype, which is most often seen in romantic relationships, and how to use it to create more compelling romantic relationships, regardless of genre. Looks at what the anima and animus are, how they're formed, and why fiction writers need to understand them. There's also some and what makes love grow - and how happily ever afters really work. Creating Better Antagonists Forensic Psychology

Type Descriptions — The Enneagram Institute Below are links to short descriptions of each of the Enneagram Types. See a free, complete expanded type description of Type Eight (“The Challenger”) as a sample of the 2,800-word type profiles that you will have access to to when you take the validated RHETI Enneagram test. The Rational, Idealistic Type: Principled, Purposeful, Self-Controlled, and Perfectionistic The Caring, Interpersonal Type: Demonstrative, Generous, People-Pleasing, and Possessive The Success-Oriented, Pragmatic Type: Adaptive, Excelling, Driven, and Image-Conscious The Sensitive, Withdrawn Type: Expressive, Dramatic, Self-Absorbed, and Temperamental The Intense, Cerebral Type: Perceptive, Innovative, Secretive, and Isolated The Committed, Security-Oriented Type: Engaging, Responsible, Anxious, and Suspicious The Busy, Fun-Loving Type: Spontaneous, Versatile, Distractible, and Scattered The Powerful, Dominating Type: Self-Confident, Decisive, Willful, and Confrontational

One Paragraph, Three Drafts - Diane Chamberlain I write many, many drafts as I work on a book. Recently, someone on Facebook asked writers to share different drafts of a single paragraph. I thought this would be an interesting exercise for me to share with you, my blog readers. I want to give credit to the Facebooker who suggested this, but I don’t recall who it was, so I hope that person will read this post and step forward. Until then, here are three drafts of the same paragraph of my work-in-progress, currently titled The Lies We Told. Early Draft: A guy walked into the restaurant. Middle Draft: Adam said something to Brent and Rebecca, but I didn’t hear him. He started walking toward us–or at least, I thought he was heading toward us. I knew how quickly these things could happen. Final Draft: Adam said something in response, but I didn’t hear him. He started walking toward us–or at least, I thought he was heading toward our table. I knew better than anyone how quickly these things could happen.

How to Build a Universe That Doesn't Fall Apart Two Days Later First, before I begin to bore you with the usual sort of things science fiction writers say in speeches, let me bring you official greetings from Disneyland. I consider myself a spokesperson for Disneyland because I live just a few miles from it — and, as if that were not enough, I once had the honour of being interviewed there by Paris TV. For several weeks after the interview, I was really ill and confined to bed. I think it was the whirling teacups that did it. Elizabeth Antebi, who was the producer of the film, wanted to have me whirling around in one of the giant teacups while discussing the rise of fascism with Norman Spinrad... an old friend of mine who writes excellent science fiction. Science fiction writers, I am sorry to say, really do not know anything. It reminds me of a headline that appeared in a California newspaper just before I flew here. Well, I will tell you what interests me, what I consider important. But the problem is a real one, not a mere intellectual game.

Articles This is a jumping-off point for my articles on all the stuff I’ve learned (and am learning) in relation to the question “Who am I?” – information, knowledge, wisdom and experience that I have found to be valid and useful. Personality I have been interested in personality for as long as I can remember. Spirituality The Michael Teachings For a long time I have been informed and inspired by many great spiritual teachings. The Michael teachings have given me a complete and systematic understanding of who we are, why we are here, and how those two relate. Enlightenment Intensives Enlightenment Intensives have played (and still play) a huge role in my life.

How to Design Your Climates Personality Flaws of the 4 Elements - Pandora Astrology Human temperament is made from combinations of the four elements, Fire, Earth, Air and Water. Everyone has all four, but in different proportions. Everyone also differs in how well they express each element—whether that element is expressed mostly in a clean and clear way or in a distorted way. It’s not that some parts of your chart are good and some are bad. And so, as a cautionary study, what follows is a look at what happens when each of the 4 elements goes terribly, terribly wrong. Fire The Fire side of us is naturally upbeat, cheerful and energetic. Earth Earth’s nature makes it practical, pragmatic, grounded, serious and realistic. Air Air represents the mental side of human nature, so Air types tend to be idea people—intellectual and curious types. Water Water represents the emotional side of human life: Water grants us feelings, intuition, instinct, empathy and compassion. So there they are, the four Elements in all their very worst aspects.

A few drawing tips i have collected Hogwarts Houses Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry was divided into four houses, each bearing the last name of its founder: Godric Gryffindor, Helga Hufflepuff, Rowena Ravenclaw and Salazar Slytherin. House systems Houses at Hogwarts were both the living and learning communities for its students. Each year's group of students in the same house shares the same dormitory and many classes. The houses compete throughout the school year, by earning and losing points for various activities. The house with the most points wins the House Cup. Sorting In the early days of Hogwarts, the four founders handpicked students for their Houses. The Sorting Hat announces the house the student is to join. Qualities "It is our choices, Harry, that show us who we truly are, far more than our abilities." —Albus Dumbledore[src] It is unclear if the Sorting Hat tended to place students based on qualities they valued or rather qualities they exhibited. One of the biggest examples of this was Severus Snape. House dynamics

Four temperaments 18th century depiction of the four temperaments[1]Phlegmatic and choleric (above)Sanguine and melancholic (below) The Four temperament theory is a proto-psychological theory that suggests that there are four fundamental personality types: sanguine, choleric, melancholic, and phlegmatic.[2][3] Most formulations include the possibility of mixtures between 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. Though modern medical science does not define a fixed relationship between internal secretions and personality, some psychological personality type systems use categories similar to the Greek temperaments. History and development[edit] Choleric, sanguine, melancholic, and phlegmatic temperaments: 17c., part of the Grande Commande