Some psychology for writers

PsychologyRegular followers will know that I am fascinated with psychology and in particular something called the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI). I have written articles for Writers’ Forum magazine on how insight into MBTI can help you become a more effective writer. It’s been a while since I blogged on the topic (though I am working on a project that…) and so I’d like to bring you some food for thought – the work of John Beebe.

John Beebe and his work

John Beebe did a lot of work with the MBTI and from it derived the Eight Function Model that looks at how individuals have internal dialogues between different perspectives of their personalities. I came into this through an Australian paper that is (c) the Australian Association for Psychological Type (AusAPT), 2007 entitled The Archtypes in Theory and Practice; the link does work but it is a bit slow.

I do recommend the paper to any writer as it discusses a range of familiar fictional creations and has an interesting piece on The Wizard of Oz.

Do let me know what you think and if I should read any other material that you know of!



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