01/11/13

#68780986 

fuckyeahcharacterdevelopment:

Tell about the last time you were a jerk to someone. 

One unfolded his hands, leaning back in his chair. “I’m often accused of being a jerk,” he answered evenly, shaking his head once. “My job demands I’m efficient, not nice. And, in all fairness to those accusing me of being a jerk, they usually deserve to be treated, ah, curtly.”

He set an elbow on the chair’s armrest, resting the side of his head on his fist. “With that being said, the last time I was particularly… “jerk-ish” and actually, well, felt bad about it, that time involved me using someone as, well, bait. It was effective, efficient… and as she put it, a “total asshole move.”” He winced. “Which, in retrospect, I can see it was. I believe I’ve gotten better at it, though. I try not to put civilians in danger without their knowledge anymore.”

He didn’t mention asking permission, however.

01/11/13

#90-908767 

fuckyeahcharacterdevelopment:

What’s your personality type?

Paste the description below and bold the accurate statements. 

One;

INTJ

To outsiders, INTJs may appear to project an aura of “definiteness”, of self-confidence. This self-confidence, sometimes mistaken for simple arrogance by the less decisive, is actually of a very specific rather than a general nature; its source lies in the specialized knowledge systems that most INTJs start building at an early age. When it comes to their own areas of expertise — and INTJs can have several — they will be able to tell you almost immediately whether or not they can help you, and if so, how. INTJs know what they know, and perhaps still more importantly, they know what they don’t know.

INTJs are perfectionists, with a seemingly endless capacity for improving upon anything that takes their interest. What prevents them from becoming chronically bogged down in this pursuit of perfection is the pragmatism so characteristic of the type: INTJs apply (often ruthlessly) the criterion “Does it work?” to everything from their own research efforts to the prevailing social norms. This in turn produces an unusual independence of mind, freeing the INTJ from the constraints of authority, convention, or sentiment for its own sake.

INTJs are known as the “Systems Builders” of the types, perhaps in part because they possess the unusual trait combination of imagination and reliability. Whatever system an INTJ happens to be working on is for them the equivalent of a moral cause to an INFJ; both perfectionism and disregard for authority may come into play, as INTJs can be unsparing of both themselves and the others on the project. Anyone considered to be “slacking,” including superiors, will lose their respect — and will generally be made aware of this; INTJs have also been known to take it upon themselves to implement critical decisions without consulting their supervisors or co-workers. On the other hand, they do tend to be scrupulous and even-handed about recognizing the individual contributions that have gone into a project, and have a gift for seizing opportunities which others might not even notice.

In the broadest terms, what INTJs “do” tends to be what they “know”. Typical INTJ career choices are in the sciences and engineering, but they can be found wherever a combination of intellect and incisiveness are required (e.g., law, some areas of academia). INTJs can rise to management positions when they are willing to invest time in marketing their abilities as well as enhancing them, and (whether for the sake of ambition or the desire for privacy) many also find it useful to learn to simulate some degree of surface conformism in order to mask their inherent unconventionality.

Personal relationships, particularly romantic ones, can be the INTJ’s Achilles heel. While they are capable of caring deeply for others (usually a select few), and are willing to spend a great deal of time and effort on a relationship, the knowledge and self-confidence that make them so successful in other areas can suddenly abandon or mislead them in interpersonal situations.

This happens in part because many INTJs do not readily grasp the social rituals; for instance, they tend to have little patience and less understanding of such things as small talk and flirtation (which most types consider half the fun of a relationship). To complicate matters, INTJs are usually extremely private people, and can often be naturally impassive as well, which makes them easy to misread and misunderstand. Perhaps the most fundamental problem, however, is that INTJs really want people to make sense. :-) This sometimes results in a peculiar naivete’, paralleling that of many Fs — only instead of expecting inexhaustible affection and empathy from a romantic relationship, the INTJ will expect inexhaustible reasonability and directness.

Probably the strongest INTJ assets in the interpersonal area are their intuitive abilities and their willingness to “work at” a relationship. Although as Ts they do not always have the kind of natural empathy that many Fs do, the Intuitive function can often act as a good substitute by synthesizing the probable meanings behind such things as tone of voice, turn of phrase, and facial expression. This ability can then be honed and directed by consistent, repeated efforts to understand and support those they care about, and those relationships which ultimately do become established with an INTJ tend to be characterized by their robustness, stability, and good communications.”

(Damn he’s such an INTJ it hurts.)

01/11/13

#3420920022 

fuckyeahcharacterdevelopment:

What do you do about spiders?

"Nothing. If they get in the way, I just brush them aside."

01/11/13

#23094020 

fuckyeahcharacterdevelopment:

Pick out a scene from your story. 

Make a map of your thoughts in that moment. 

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I have no idea what I’m doing.

01/11/13

#02934802 

fuckyeahcharacterdevelopment:

Can you silence a crying child?

He looked up from the device and blinked. “Of course. There’s a wide variety of drugs that can be administered to put the child to sleep or simply knock it out, or, if those aren’t on hand, I could knock the child out without the assistance of drugs. If a more permanent solution is needed, collapsing the trachea will prevent it from breathing, as you cannot vocalize sound if you can’t take in air, so that would have the desired effect.”

One glanced toward the ceiling, brows knitting. “Of course, if you’re asking me to do this in a way that is not entirely heartless and doesn’t result in the permanent scarring or death of the child— I’m not sure. I’ve never had to try.”

That first part of the answer was probably a joke.

God I hope the first part of the answer was a joke.

01/11/13

#729298392 

fuckyeahcharacterdevelopment:

What do you want the most? 

What would you trade or give up for it?

One did not have to pause to think.

"Freedom for my Agents. Complete freedom— from the Compulsion, from the Agency, from this lifestyle, from everything." The corner of his mouth twitched, eyes still focused on the device. "Or, at least, the freedom to choose to be free from it all. I’d give up anything for it."

01/11/13

#2093040-49483 

fuckyeahcharacterdevelopment:

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Do you have any ‘security blankets’? What is it, why and how does it comfort you?

"Not in particular; it would raise eyebrows if an Agent had a comfort objects, whether or not we all need one and I think we’d be healthier with them." He stopped rubbing, glancing at the device on his desk momentarily. "That being said, I have an interesting sleep habit. I tend to curl into a ball under my blanket. I’m guessing having the heavy blanket completely covering me does help me sleep, so it’s a security blanket in its own way— I just don’t have any particular attachment to it."

01/11/13

#9823402 

fuckyeahcharacterdevelopment:

Psychology question!

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Where are you on the good old Maslow triangle? 
Have you moved up or down lately? Where do you see yourself moving towards in the near future?

One looked away, sliding a hand into his coat pocket. A moment later it emerged, clasping a small, slim device that he could hide easily in his palm if he so chose. He glanced down at it and did not move again until the small orange light on the side turned green, whereupon he set the device down on the desk in front of him and folded his hands beside it.

"I’m actually at yellow, though my employers would rather keep us all at a lower level, and I’d been an orange for… for a very long time, let’s say. In an ideal world, I’d be able to move up further." Idly, he ran a thumb along the side of his other forefinger.

01/11/13

#8729348003 

fuckyeahcharacterdevelopment:

Show us the last message that you received and saved, be it a text, letter, voicemail, or elaborately encoded bird feathers. Who is it from, why did you save it? 

"Received and saved. I don’t save any messages.” One tilted his head slightly. “Habit.”

11/16/12

#506 

fuckyeahcharacterdevelopment:

Does your character have any Christmas traditions?

no.

hans was raised by a soviet atheist who strongly discouraged religious observances, and he appears to have never swayed from the stance that holidays were, by the large, a waste of time. his attitude has softened somewhat, and he may begrudgingly acknowledge christmas— usually with a fair amount of alcohol.

11/16/12

#2042 

fuckyeahcharacterdevelopment:

Your character has randomly been dropped into a period of history (think the Magic Treehouse books.) What happens?

hans is a longtime student of history and considers himself versed in most major time periods, yet all the knowledge in the world will not save him from his limitations: without his weekly injections, he would begin to deteriorate at the virus inside him begins to be overwhelmed by his (mutually) weakening immune system. this leads to a slow breakdown of his physical body and mental health, eventually ending with him going mad and becoming the monster he’s worked so hard to conceal.

obviously, this is less than ideal, so he’d rather stay in his time period with all the luxuries of modern medicine, please and thank you.

11/16/12

#4406 

fuckyeahcharacterdevelopment:

(Pen be ninjaing up in your questions~)

How does your character act around someone they are attracted to? What sort of things do they do to get the person to notice them?

If your character is asexual, and this doesn’t apply, how do they act around someone they are interested in befriending? 

as much as hans considers himself adept at seducing people, he’s not all that terribly excellent at making his interest clear in the first place. usually, his first instinct when he’s attracted to someone is to smother that feeling— attraction breeds weakness, which he cannot afford to suffer from. typically this only helps his attraction turn to lust, so he’s forced to turn to his second strategy— namely, spend as much time around that person as humanly possible without coming off as a stalker, in hopes that his personal charisma and charm will catch their eye and prompt them to make the first move.

there’s his major weakness: the first move. he’s always been taught to display a respectable amount of interest in women, but to not actually flirt until they initiate it. and if they don’t catch his silent desire to flirt, it usually results in him watching them until they realize he’s staring, and then he’s forced to look away and pretend like he totally was not undressing them with his eyes, and just… he’s not very good at the first move, alright?

once some sort of baseline has been established however— well, then he’s a bit more shameless. then comes the flirting and innuendos and the drinks and all the other tactics he usually employs to get someone out of their pants and into his.