cyrusassists:


Not too long ago I received an anonymous message asking if I could write up a guide on how to portray a impolite, manipulative type of character. I don’t really associate with these kinds of people so I had to do a lot of research but, at last, here it is. Inside, I’ve included basic information as well as several links with further information. Credit goes to damnaly for the graphic above.

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cyrusassists:

Not too long ago I received an anonymous message asking if I could write up a guide on how to portray a impolite, manipulative type of character. I don’t really associate with these kinds of people so I had to do a lot of research but, at last, here it is. Inside, I’ve included basic information as well as several links with further information. Credit goes to damnaly for the graphic above.

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How does one play a natural born leader?

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kgillsrpc:

First off, I’d like to apologize for taking so long to answer your question. I’ve been a little preoccupied with offline things over the past couple of days, and I had to think about my answer to this one a bit more. Hopefully this will still be of any use to you, though.

Like with any type of character, start with definitions and research, and then adapt those to the portrayal of your character. In this case, you would want to define what exactly a natural born leader is, and then research it further. What are they like?

I did some of the research for you, and managed to find this article which identifies five main personality traits of natural born leaders. They are:

  • Sociability. Natural born leaders are usually good natured, extroverted, friendly, neighborly, congenial, warm-hearted, welcoming. They are quick to make friends, openly greet strangers, prefer working with people, and prefer working in teams rather than by themselves.
  • Self-confidence. According to the article, this is the number one trait of a natural born leader. Traits that go with this category include self-assured, certain, secure, brave, fulfilled, poised, and self-reliant. They believe that they are able to succeed at everything they do, are not easily discouraged, cope well with challenges, manage to handle every situation they face, make decisions with assurance, and have no qualms when it comes to sharing their ideas and opinions.
  • Assertiveness. Natural born leaders don’t just have good qualities, and in this category some potentially negative traits also come into the picture: they can be aggressive, persuasive, influential, headstrong, opinionated, and possibly argumentative and hostile. They believe that being offensive is essential to being successful, make things happen rather than waiting for others to handle it, can be authoritarian, and are willing to appear forceful in order to get the job done.
  • Boldness. Natural born leaders are adventurous, daring, carefree, courageous, audacious, fearless, and uninhibited. They are willing to try new and different experiences, able to function normally in unusual situations, quick to accept challenges, and willing to takes risks in order to accomplish things.
  • Leadership. Traits in this category include dominant, influential, controlling, dynamic, commanding, forceful, directing, authoritative. Natural born leaders have a strong will to control, influence, and direct others; they assume the role of the leader naturally, and enjoy being in charge. They have an active leadership style, and are quick to take control of the situation.

I can also think of some more things not mentioned in the article: natural born leaders can have a manipulative streak, they can be narcisstic, and in more rare cases, suffer from psychopathy. Natural born leaders often end up being bosses at workplaces, and research shows that one out of twenty-five bosses are psychopaths. They’re just really good at hiding it with charm and business talk. The employees who are liked by this type of boss often don’t even notice what’s going on, while those less-favoured often end up being bullied and feeling excluded in the workplace.

Of course, using all of these traits when portraying a character can be a bit difficult. The main things to consider, as I see it, are the confidence of a natural born leader, their ability to cope with and take control of any situation they are faced with, their will to lead and direct others, as well as their will to get things done and accomplish something. Also remember that being a natural born leader isn’t always a positive thing, especially not for the people in their presence.

Here are some more links you might find useful for research purposes:

Hopefully this helped!

nixhelps:

Hey guys! An anon requested a guide on how to play bitchy/vicious character so here it is! I normally don’t do such general guides, so please give me a bit of leeway as you read this. The following information I’ve gathered is from writing sites and psychology sites. I hope you find this useful! It would be banging if you liked/reblogged this if you’ve found it remotely helpful.
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nixhelps:

Hey guys! An anon requested a guide on how to play bitchy/vicious character so here it is! I normally don’t do such general guides, so please give me a bit of leeway as you read this. The following information I’ve gathered is from writing sites and psychology sites. I hope you find this useful! It would be banging if you liked/reblogged this if you’ve found it remotely helpful.

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vampirely:

Under the cut is a Writing Guide on how to play a bitchy character.

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vampirely:

Under the cut is a Writing Guide on how to play a bitchy character.

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klariza-helps:

How To:  Play a judgmental bitch/jerk

We’ve all had that one character who was just mean to everyone. Now, it’s your turn to be that character. But how, you ask? Lets find out. 

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klariza-helps:

How To:  Play a judgmental bitch/jerk

We’ve all had that one character who was just mean to everyone. Now, it’s your turn to be that character. But how, you ask? Lets find out. 

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fifihelps:


FIFIHELPS MAKES A GUIDE: PLAYING A LIBRARIAN
So, first off, librarians really don’t fit the stereotypes. They don’t all have glasses or have a secret dark side or anything like that. They’re normal people with normal jobs just like you and me. All information is gathered from my two years as a librarian so far.
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fifihelps:

FIFIHELPS MAKES A GUIDE: PLAYING A LIBRARIAN

So, first off, librarians really don’t fit the stereotypes. They don’t all have glasses or have a secret dark side or anything like that. They’re normal people with normal jobs just like you and me. All information is gathered from my two years as a librarian so far.

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rodenofrph:


RODENOFRPH CREATES A GUIDE: HOW TO PLAY THE FOREIGNER 
I recently played a character that was a foreign exchange student so I decided to make a guide. This guide is not exclusively about foreign exchange students, it can be applied to any type of foreigner. Please like or reblog if you found this useful!
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rodenofrph:

RODENOFRPH CREATES A GUIDE: HOW TO PLAY THE FOREIGNER 

I recently played a character that was a foreign exchange student so I decided to make a guide. This guide is not exclusively about foreign exchange students, it can be applied to any type of foreigner. Please like or reblog if you found this useful!

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kendallofrph:

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HOW TO PLAY A MUSICIAN
As a thank you for 200 followers, I've made a guide for how to play a character that is a musician. As a musician, I see people copying characters from Glee or making them sing all the time, which, usually, isn't the case. I hope this is helpful and thanks again for 200!

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A Quick & Dirty Guide to Irish Slang:

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I dont know how my characters and muses do it, I really dont, but somehow they always seem to find the Irish.  Not that there is anything wrong with that if the Irish is written accurately.  Saying that an Irishmen is using an English dialect is like saying that Canadians and Americans have the same slag and dialects, which is just plain not true and a little bit insulting. Its the same thing with accents and dialects from different parts of the UK.  

Under the cut you will find a quick list of commonly used Irish slang words that can help you understand your characters dialect and speech patterns.  Please keep in mind that just like in different parts of the States, different regions have different words as well (Someone from New York and someone from Texas are not going to speak the same).  If you would like a more specific guide to a region let me know and I will do my best to find someone or some where that can help you!  

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fifihelps:


FIFIHELPS MAKES A GUIDE: PLAYING A BARISTA
So you’re playing a barista, huh? What exactly does a barista do? How does the job work? Here’s a little guide to help you out. All my information comes from firsthand experience working at multiple coffee shops over multiple years. If you have anything to add/discuss about this list, please let me know!
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fifihelps:

FIFIHELPS MAKES A GUIDE: PLAYING A BARISTA

So you’re playing a barista, huh? What exactly does a barista do? How does the job work? Here’s a little guide to help you out. All my information comes from firsthand experience working at multiple coffee shops over multiple years. If you have anything to add/discuss about this list, please let me know!

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