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The writer's guide to character traits : includes profiles of human behaviors an
Edelstein, Linda.
Adult Nonfiction PN3383.C4 E34 1999

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ContentsPage
Introductionp. 1
Chapter 1 - Real People and Believable Charactersp. 7
Cohesiveness and Consistencyp. 7
Empathyp. 11
Believable Charactersp. 11
Diversityp. 12
Stereotypes and Clichesp. 13
Chapter 2 - Adult Stylesp. 14
Adventurer Stylep. 15
Bossy Stylep. 17
Conventional Stylep. 19
Conformist Stylep. 20
Creator Stylep. 21
Dependent Stylep. 22
Eccentric Stylep. 24
Extrovert Stylep. 25
Fall Guy Stylep. 26
Fearful Stylep. 27
Flamboyant Stylep. 28
Hyper Stylep. 29
Loner Stylep. 30
Man's Man Stylep. 32
Passive-Aggressive Stylep. 33
Personable Stylep. 34
Problem Solver Stylep. 36
Resilient Stylep. 37
Show-Off Stylep. 38
Ultra-Femme Stylep. 39
Victim Stylep. 40
Chapter 3 - Child and Adolescent Typesp. 43
Child Developmentp. 44
The First Yearp. 45
Toddlerhoodp. 47
Childhoodp. 49
Middle Childhoodp. 53
Adolescent Developmentp. 58
Early Adolescencep. 58
Middle Adolescencep. 65
Early Adult Transitionp. 66
Chapter 4 - Psychological Disordersp. 68
Problems in Child Developmentp. 68
Early Influences Shape Personalityp. 69
Mild Disorders of Childhoodp. 69
Moderate and Severe Childhood Difficultiesp. 74
Problems in Adolescent Developmentp. 81
Problems in Adult Developmentp. 83
Severe Disorders of Adulthoodp. 98
Chapter 5 - Criminal Stylesp. 108
Nondeadly, Nonsexual Criminalsp. 108
Sexual Criminalsp. 123
Murderersp. 131
Chapter 6 - Sexual Stylesp. 140
Traits of Normal Sexualityp. 140
Types of Adult Sexual Orientationp. 141
Traits of Sexual Problemsp. 142
Genetic Sexual Typesp. 150
Traits of Religious Attitudes Toward Sexp. 151
Traits of Sexual Excitementp. 153
Chapter 7 - Love and Marriagep. 154
Falling in Lovep. 154
Choosing a Partnerp. 155
Rituals, the Engagement, and the Weddingp. 163
Marriagep. 165
Parentingp. 167
Problems in Love and Marriagep. 169
Separation and Divorcep. 176
Chapter 8 - Turn of Eventsp. 187
Birth Orderp. 188
Friendship Throughout Lifep. 192
Crises of Adolescencep. 193
Transitionsp. 196
Young Adulthoodp. 197
Constructing a Familyp. 199
Agingp. 207
Chapter 9 - Physical Disordersp. 216
Remembering and Forgettingp. 216
Pseudophysical Disordersp. 223
Sleep Problemsp. 228
Substance Abusep. 229
Eating Disordersp. 235
Communication Disordersp. 238
Sexually Transmitted Diseasesp. 239
Sexual Dysfunctionp. 242
Alternative Healing Practicesp. 245
Occult Practices and Mysticsp. 246
Chapter 10 - Career Traitsp. 248
Career Choicep. 248
Career Problemsp. 249
Traits of People in Forty-Six Careersp. 251
Chapter 11 - Group Influencesp. 269
Family Typesp. 270
Group Developmentp. 272
Traits of Leaders and Members in Groupsp. 277
Roles of Group Membersp. 279
Traits of Specific Groupsp. 281
Chapter 12 - Nonverbal and Verbal Communicationp. 290
Nonverbal Traitsp. 290
Facesp. 291
Body Actionsp. 294
Dressp. 298
Namesp. 300
Verbal Communicationp. 301
Chapter 13 - The Big Indexp. 303
Styles, Adult Normalp. 303
Styles, Adult Problemsp. 304
Styles and Symptoms, Child Problemsp. 304
Traits (Emotions, Personality Characteristics, Behaviors, and Attitudes)p. 304
Careersp. 314
Physical Disorders and Symptomsp. 315
Criminalsp. 317
Bibliographyp. 318


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