Authors get known for their brilliance in different areas! So maybe one day – when I’m old and grey – I may actually finish writing a book. Clearly you rock. gah. My Personal Strengths and Weaknesses I believe that life is a learning experience and being able to recognize our own strengths and weaknesses can help us become better individuals in anything we choose to do, whether it is positive abilities and skills that can help achieve our goals or negative personal areas that need improvement. Some days she was strong, some days she was fragile, some days she was stubborn. Humility / Modesty: Letting one’s accomplishments speak for themselves; not regarding oneself as more special than one is. See the full character strengths list … -_- But right now my little sister looks older than me and pretty soon I guess random people will be thinking she’s the older one. Which really sucks, because some days are better for writing than others, you know?! Use this list (From Dark World RPG via The Character Therapist) of character flaws to help you created rounded characters when you write your novels and stories. I AM HONOURED RIGHT NOW. My biggest weakness recently has been that I wrote from the first person view, and I’ve realized the main character is NEVER consistent! ** HUZZAH. And I describe things TOO much. I haven’t worked on any of my stories in a really long time; though I have random notes on my phone for when I finally get around to writing them. It’s awesome that you clearly know your strengths and weaknesses, because knowing them is also a huge strength. Ahem. For some reason, “what” and “want” are interchangeable. 16. ... How to Put These Character Writing Tips into Practice. Who needs a comma tbh? , I’m reasonably certain that I am first and foremost a character-driven writer. I try to juggle so many things, but when I do so, I get burnt out really quickly and my energy drains, so it’s difficult for me to write everyday. But sometimes, the plot is just so fabulous that I can excuse the characters. Character Flaws and Strengths. You do not need a long list of weaknesses. Here’s a fun list of strengths that you can use for helping to deepen current characters, create new characters, or to flesh out the rest of the cast. YES. Not working. I’d probably be a sobbing mess of emotions. I looove seeing this list of your strengths and weaknesses! P.S. XD I’m always forgiving, when I’m reading, of a wonky plot if the characters are heart meltingly wonderful. I’ve been told that my characters are amazing (although all of them seem to have a knack for sarcasm and snark, heh) and I like to think I’m rather good at creating witty dialogue. I was so afraid of being too…boring I guess. But I cannot do more than 5K (writing or revising-wise both) a day. xx. And God, Cait. There’s so much you can do to create exciting, new, UNIQUE worlds and plots, but no matter what you do to a character, there’s a huge chance that this character will just have another character out there who’s strikingly similar. But look at you with all those amazing writing strengths! I’m definitely working on being better at characters though because — hello! Maybe you’re writing your resume or, perhaps, you’re interviewing someone for a job. hehe. Distinguish from other characters This is one of the options for making your character memorable. In the list of character flaws, anxiety is one of the more relatable. Another way to look at weakness is to say a lack of (1-50 strengths). *le sigh*. Earned three “Employee of the Year” awards within a four-year tenure. YOU ARE SO NICE. Writing; Once we have learned what strengths we possess it’s also important to know where our weaknesses lie. Being accused of transporting readers into other worlds is a WONDERFUL thing. EDITING DOES SUCK. , FASDLJKASD YOU MAKE ME SMILE SO MUCH. WE SHOULD CO WRITE. I’ve got lots of great story ideas (from years of dancing in my backyard forest. See the full character strengths list here and learn more about each one. I can do plots though. When Peterson and Seligman were creating their classification system for character strengths, they identified ten criteria to help define a character … People. It’s exhausting. I cannot think of good plot twists. However, I’m told my writing voice is the same as my speaking voice, so I’ve got that going for me, which is nice. Yes! Maybe I’m just old and boring but I’ve come to realise that if I don’t self evaluate I won’t improve. Character strengths are specific psychological processes that define broader virtues, which are core characteristics that have been identified and valued by moral philosophers and religious thinkers throughout time. One of my weaknesses is actually the complete opposite of yours – characters I can create, but it’s plots I struggle with! Yes, I know, I’m mostly rather dull on this blog. Which is much easier) I make spelling mistakes, but I leave them because I know how to fix them. Well. (Also a couple years ago, somebody thought I was 13 and I was just like… no, that is too ridiculous puh-LEASE. Knowing the problems is half the battle to fixing them, right? It’s one of my biggest pet peeves in YA books today, they don’t kill off enough people. People totally always think I’m younger WHICH IS FINE WITH ME (mostly) BECAUSE I WANNA STILL BE A TEEN ANYWAY. is thinking of new and productive ways to do things. If I really love a book, it’ll be because it has everything: interesting plot, stellar characters, and solid writing. *sobs* I still think I’m a teen in my head. That’s SHORT for most of my stories. Writers should stretch, mold and twist these flaws. OMG YOU UNDERSTAND ME, AIMEE. Focus on what you're good at rather than what you're capable of. I am short. Being aware of them is so important, even for a World Ruler. *struts*, Ah but at least we have editing for cutting down waffly writing, right?! My plots, on the other hand, suck. I just need to keep learning. The question may seem harder than it really is. But I can’t. To determine a list of these, we can easily change a strength to something we need to be better at. JUST YOU WAIT AND SEE. They are so odd. Unfortunately this is a never ending process that ends with me dropping the story because I absolutely hate it! (See what I did there? Luckily she wasn’t there, AWK. I think that being an “all-around-awesome” is impossible. Or, well 25% of the battle? I totally understand that feeling. If you would like to learn more about strengths and identify your own Signature Strengths, take the free VIA Survey and get a list of your 24 strengths in order, based on your personal values and responses. Aw, this sounds like SUCH. lol I don’t think any part of your writing should be allowed to flob around uselessly — but if you struggle with epic, twisty plots but you’ve got the most fabulous characters ever? words and then realized I didn’t like ANY of it. I think it’s great that you’re confident enough to share your weaknesses Cait, especially after saying the other day about rejections and such, it takes a lot of strength, and I’m proud of you for doing that! Character strengths aren’t about ignoring the negative. Over the course of writing a novel, you should show the entire spectrum of your character’s personality. What are your past achievements? MWHAHAHAHA. For instance, I know I have the same problem as you with not being able to write consistently. Each character strength falls under one of these six broad virtue categories, which are universal across cultures and nations. I wish I had your editing skills! To help me make decisions about what other kinds of writing I want to try, I have drawn up a list of my strengths and weaknesses as a writer as honestly as I can. Even though I like my plot, I hate everything about the way I portrayed it. I just keep getting distracted by shiny things like House of Hades and Daredevil comics. I want to be Maggie Stiefvater when I grow up. I approve of Caiophia. WHAT’S THE WORST THAT COULD HAPPEN? ZOMG SOMEONE BAN ME FROM THE LIBRARY. Unfortunately, the assessment is now (as of December 2019) only available with a Happify account. But I am so completely with you on the description. I DIDN’T SIGN UP TO BE AN ADULT. lol Here’s some cookies for you. – yes. Have you ever, for some reason, needed a list of strengths and weaknesses? Sounds like we have the same strengths and weaknesses then. Yaay for homeschooled life!). I think my writing strength is abandoning writing. And non flowery writing? I…honestly I have a hard time understanding how plot and characters are separate…like, the plot would go a completely different direction if I took out a character or changed his personality. Meh. I can’t wait for the day we get to read your books!! , OHHH YAY. Character development is insanely important. Well… think broader. Omg, that’ll be me when I’m 30. Editing is the roadblock in my entire writing process. I often refer to myself as 18 and then realise that was like… 3 years ago. Some synonyms used for the word ‘trait’ are: attribute, characteristic, feature, particularity, peculiarity, quality. Forgiveness and mercy: Forgiving those who have done wrong; accepting the shortcomings of others; giving people a second chance; not being vengeful. Jun 21, 2019 - list of character strengths and weaknesses - Google Search .. I’ve always been friends with younger people too, so I guess that didn’t help everyone’s confusion. So then I end up rewriting stuff, thus delaying the process yet again. I think I shed 3.5 tears and it was painful to behold.*. But isn’t it such a good prompt?!! You’ve got some pretty sweet strengths:) When can we read your book? Anyway. It’s awful. In addition to showing how your experience aligns with the position, you should show strengths in communication, leadership, organization, and more. Do you know how to answer what are your weaknesses? Outlining a plot is the absolute worst for me — I’m the “pantser” type of writer, although I actually wish I weren’t. I find that the people who read my stories tend to enjoy the characters a lot more than the plot. scientists—see the list of contributors (pp. Probably characters. And high-fives for us *cough* sadists *cough*. 2) I cannot write consistently, either! Don’t list multiple, vague strengths. D: We have the exact opposite weakness/strength. It’s so awful, I’m ashamed. MWAHAHAHHA. It would be nice to be all-round-awesome though…*sighs wistfully* BUT TRUE. They host a monthly blog chain for teen writers. Minimalistic writing? XD Beta readers are writers little angelic life savers. I quietly will myself to grow and look mature, but bah. I don’t even know. I SHALL CULTIVATE YOU AS TRIBUTE WHEN I NEED HELP, OKAY? Write your character… They can be so dry. Every time. YES. So yes. I worry about my plots being unbelievable or just plain bad – they’re usually supposed to be a bit wacky, but still. I recently wrote a novel in a week and pretty much my feelings with it is “meh”. I go through spurts every couple months where I write write write and then I get unmotivated when I think about how I’ll never be as good as my favorite authors and agh I should just give up and save myself the embarrassment. I would daresay it’s one of the most important lessons on writing. 3. My soul was only spared because the professor thought it was funny that I managed to complete all the requirements in so little space. fajsdlkjl I’m blushing. *pretends to wait patiently*, Anyway. But then they sort of hang around and wonder what to do because what happened to the plot, man??? I’m sitting here picturing you writing a book with no characters. LOL at the day off school!! We hope these lists help you choose the negative and positive character traits you will need in your books. Okay, not horrifically, but I’VE GOT PROBLEMS, MY FRIEND. I love to outline. hehe. Creating new characters is also pretty difficult for me because even though I’m a more character-oriented writer, I do find myself leaning towards favorite personality types, so I really have to consciously make sure my new MCs are unique and different from each other. Unlike character flaws such as cruelty and lust for power, anxiety is a flaw that often is directed inward thus anxious characters are more often protagonists and ‘helper’ types than antagonists. For example, it took me a long time to accept the fact that proper punctuation and capitalization are actually kinda important. O_O It’s kind of bad. We hope these lists help you choose the negative and positive character traits you will need in your books. I just add in premises that rose out of the fog (okay, the steam of my bathroom as I showered excessively long in order to think longer) and as many feels as I can. That’s a weakness I forgot! I MEAN. *squishes them* Look – If we put our writing together we could be Maggie-Stiefvater-fantastic: I love all around amazingness from authors (who doesn’t? xD, Ughhhh description is a weakness of mine too. Traits are formed by a person’s behaviour and attitude to others. SERIOUSLY. You torture us with talk of your books, but no books to read! From light inspirational emails to in-depth books and videos to customized coaching, find the right tools here and empower yourself and those around you today. I’m amazing at characters, but my plots are…well, the less said the better. heh. Include them when you complete the character questionnaires for your fictional creations. Writing great characters is a constant balancing act — you want each one to have certain quirks and character flaws, but you don’t want them to be SO zany that they’re off-putting to readers.So how can you come up with realistic traits that humanize your characters, without falling into cliché?. But! 17. For example, you can’t be brave without first feeling fear; you can’t show perseverance without first wanting to quit; you can’t show self-control without first being tempted to do something you know you shouldn’t. 5 Strengths as a Writer. I love Maggie Stiefvater for…everything. Chosen by senior management to write client response scripts that were adopted across the department. And I did graduate early so it’s like, “I haven’t been in higschool for 5 years.” -_- And AWKWARDNESS ENSUES. I always, always work really hard to make sure my characters aren’t special. I agree with you though! Ugh. Sophait…not wait. THEY’D BETTER KEEP BEING AWESOME OR ELSE. Create a list of 3 writings and 3 weaknesses for your characters. Writing great characters is a constant balancing act — you want each one to have certain quirks and character flaws, but you don’t want them to be SO zany that they’re off-putting to readers.So how can you come up with realistic traits that humanize your characters, without falling into cliché?. And I find plotting hard. But I do think, my strength relies on my world building and writing style. Yes. I am not weak. Really though I focus more on the characters, and hope that I figure out a plot eventually. I have trouble describing characters as well. BUT GAWSH. All these “weaknesses” listed are just jokes. We were fortunate that virtually all of our first choices were able to write these drafts. GO YOU. COME ON, EMILY. XD And yes, you’re totally right…analysing yourself is kind of handy, because at least I know where I need to improve, right?! *flails like a pineapple at your inhuman writing pace*, OMG I UNDERSTAND THAT SO WELL. I can come up with all sorts, some are so complicated or weird that it gets confusing! PROMPT. I do have some description, but it’s only just barely enough to set the mood of a scene and give a basic feel of a character. (HAHAHAH NO. I’m a highschool freshman and people regularly assume me to be three or four years younger than I really am. Robust evidence of all 24 strengths existing throughout time and in all cultures of the world. What nonsense. Oh dear. But seriously, I think I’m going to steal this post idea and write one of my own. I can come up with characters all day long but ask me to put them in a plot… I’d rather spend my time learning to speak Overlordian. I completely agree. The freakishly talented ones are the WORST. You may be tempted to exaggerate your strengths to make yourself sound more impressive or downplay your weaknesses to make yourself appear more qualified. Flaws can also create strife in characters’ relationships, lead characters to make destructive decisions, or blind characters to the reality of what they need to find peace and satisfaction. I’M KIDNAPPING 2 OR 78 OF YOUR CHARACTERS THEN, BECAUSE MY PLOTS ARE SO LONELY BY THEMSELVES. Since I’m terrible at plot but pretty good at characters. SOMEONE TAKE IT BACK *sobs*. And possibly join up with the Teens Can Write Too deal for my last eight months of teenager-dom. XD). We’ll see. What areas do you excel at? I should learn how to joke someday. What ” and “ want ” are interchangeable write about the dark Side and many. 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