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Author Edelstein, Linda.

Title The writer's guide to character traits : includes profiles of human behaviors and personality types / Linda N. Edelstein.

Published Cincinnati, Ohio : Writer's Digest Books ; Newton Abbot : David & Charles, 2004.
Cincinnati, Ohio Writer's Digest Books ;, 2004.

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Location Call No. Status
 UniM Southbank  808.397 EDEL    AVAILABLE
Physical description 331 pages ; 23 cm
Notes Originally published: 1999.
Formerly CIP. Uk.
Contents Chapter 1 Real People and Believable Characters 7 -- Cohesiveness and Consistency 7 -- Empathy 11 -- Believable Characters 11 -- Diversity 12 -- Stereotypes and Cliches 13 -- Chapter 2 Adult Styles 14 -- Adventurer Style 15 -- Bossy Style 17 -- Conventional Style 19 -- Conformist Style 20 -- Creator Style 21 -- Dependent Style 22 -- Eccentric Style 24 -- Extrovert Style 25 -- Fall Guy Style 26 -- Fearful Style 27 -- Flamboyant Style 28 -- Hyper Style 29 -- Loner Style 30 -- Man's Man Style 32 -- Passive-Aggressive Style 33 -- Personable Style 34 -- Problem Solver Style 36 -- Resilient Style 37 -- Show-Off Style 38 -- Ultra-Femme Style 39 -- Victim Style 40 -- Chapter 3 Child and Adolescent Types 43 -- Child Development 44 -- First Year 45 -- Toddlerhood 47 -- Childhood 49 -- Middle Childhood 53 -- Adolescent Development 58 -- Early Adolescence 58 -- Middle Adolescence 65 -- Early Adult Transition 66 -- Chapter 4 Psychological Disorders 68 -- Problems in Child Development 68 -- Early Influences Shape Personality 69 -- Mild Disorders of Childhood 69 -- Moderate and Severe Childhood Difficulties 74 -- Problems in Adolescent Development 81 -- Problems in Adult Development 83 -- Severe Disorders of Adulthood 98 -- Chapter 5 Criminal Styles 108 -- Nondeadly, Nonsexual Criminals 108 -- Sexual Criminals 123 -- Murderers 131 -- Chapter 6 Sexual Styles 140 -- Traits of Normal Sexuality 140 -- Types of Adult Sexual Orientation 141 -- Traits of Sexual Problems 142 -- Genetic Sexual Types 150 -- Traits of Religious Attitudes Toward Sex 151 -- Traits of Sexual Excitement 153 -- Chapter 7 Love and Marriage 154 -- Falling in Love 154 -- Choosing a Partner 155 -- Rituals, the Engagement, and the Wedding 163 -- Marriage 165 -- Parenting 167 -- Problems in Love and Marriage 169 -- Separation and Divorce 176 -- Chapter 8 Turn of Events 187 -- Birth Order 188 -- Friendship Throughout Life 192 -- Crises of Adolescence 193 -- Transitions 196 -- Young Adulthood 197 -- Constructing a Family 199 -- Aging 207 -- Chapter 9 Physical Disorders 216 -- Remembering and Forgetting 216 -- Pseudophysical Disorders 223 -- Sleep Problems 228 -- Substance Abuse 229 -- Eating Disorders 235 -- Communication Disorders 238 -- Sexually Transmitted Diseases 239 -- Sexual Dysfunction 242 -- Alternative Healing Practices 245 -- Occult Practices and Mystics 246 -- Chapter 10 Career Traits 248 -- Career Choice 248 -- Career Problems 249 -- Traits of People in Forty-Six Careers 251 -- Chapter 11 Group Influences 269 -- Family Types 270 -- Group Development 272 -- Traits of Leaders and Members in Groups 277 -- Roles of Group Members 279 -- Traits of Specific Groups 281 -- Chapter 12 Nonverbal and Verbal Communication 290 -- Nonverbal Traits 290 -- Faces 291 -- Body Actions 294 -- Dress 298 -- Names 300 -- Verbal Communication 301 -- Chapter 13 Big Index 303 -- Styles, Adult Normal 303 -- Styles, Adult Problems 304 -- Styles and Symptoms, Child Problems 304 -- Traits (Emotions, Personality Characteristics, Behaviors, and Attitudes) 304 -- Careers 314 -- Physical Disorders and Symptoms 315 -- Criminals 317.
Local note Lenton Parr copy donated by Noel Rickey
Subject Fiction -- Technique -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Characters and characteristics in literature -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Typology (Psychology) -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Human behavior -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Local donor Rickey, Noel Donor.
ISBN 158297246X (paperback) £10.99