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I just wrote this new blog post on personality today, due to popular demand for my images on there.

Let me be the first to say that I have no idea if I'm doing it right, nor am I trying to make a guide about this; the last thing I'd want to do, is lead people in the wrong direction; it's why I'm not sure if I should release examples/tables/etc on how I did this, at least not until after I've had full results.

Anyway, here's the post:
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Some people have been requesting the 'snippets' of my personality thing that I've sent FAQ Man and posted on the IRC, so I figure I'd post them up here (inb4 "your handwriting is terrible, why religious, etc, etc.).

Basically, what I did, was go to This Website and start copying every trait I liked into a raw list. I ended up with about 75 or so traits.

Afterwards, I organized each trait into one of the Big Five Personality Factors. Here's a picture of the completed list (yes, resolution sucks, the pic is to show you the structure, not the traits themselves):
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Next, I went to This Page and started writing down/organizing every emotion I thought would be good to include in the personality; I was left with this:
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And finally, I went over attributes; likes, dislikes, hobbies, topics of interest, and tabled them:
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Now, when I work on personality, I basically sit down in a chair and tell the tulpa about itself. I go through trait-by-trait, and rationalize the following:
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In case you can't see the last two entries, they say: "How would the tulpa handle each emotion, based on the trait?" and "¬ęGo over each emotion and apply each trait to it."

The narration is pretty much just free-form through most of it. I'm pretty much like, "Since you're blah and blah blah, you're often blah. This makes you thing that you're blah, and you handle some situations like blahblah." or "Since you're imaginative, you enjoy listening to classical music. You can close your eyes and picture what's going on during the songs and imagine, etc," at least until I get to emotions.

For each emotion, I try to visualize/feel the entire essence of the emotion and the trait simultaneously, then I talk to the tulpa about how it handles each emotion based on the trait; if it's too hard to talk about, I just abstractly think about that particular emotion.

I probably spend about 20-30 minutes per trait. I'm totaling about 60 traits, I've finished with about 9 traits so far.

P.S.

I can provide a more detailed explanation of the process I used/am using, with examples, downloadable tables, etc, if anyone wanted them, but I'm not sure if I should; mainly because I don't want to release a method that hasn't been fully tested yet, and I don't want to lead people the wrong way, know what I mean?
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That's all; any questions, comments etc?

EDIT: I should also note, I have no form, no name, no gender, or anything yet for the tulpa; I plan on deciding on a form after the personality is complete, sentient tulpa or not.
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The only comment I have is that you're being too detailistic, but that's just me.
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I find using up 20-30 mins per trait very hard, since I start running out of things to say about it at 10 mins.

Whats your secret?
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I have mixed feelings about this. I like it, because it is accurate and complex. But You depend too much on words. For me, comparing building of personality mainly using words instead of pure emotions, is like comparing a picture of sunset to real sunset. I, instead of saying to my tulpa that she knows how to correctly understand theater play, I imagined myself watching one, harvested feelings I felt, and inplanted them into her. And for things on which we vary, i altered my feelings before implanting into her.
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(05-09-2012, 05:01 PM)Lasse-Boy date Wrote:The only comment I have is that you're being too detailistic, but that's just me.
You can't be too detalistic.
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(05-09-2012, 10:00 PM)FAQ man date Wrote:You can't be too detalistic.
That's a matter of taste, I find a certain [de]gree of randomness desirable.
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Being detalistic doesn't stifle deviation though. There will always be wildcards whether you plan everything out or not. The randomness still is going to remain.
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(05-09-2012, 04:35 PM)DreamCloud date Wrote:I find using up 20-30 mins per trait very hard, since I start running out of things to say about it at 10 mins.

Whats your secret?
My secret? This.

(05-09-2012, 04:55 PM)Orq9000 date Wrote:I have mixed feelings about this. I like it, because it is accurate and complex. But You depend too much on words. For me, comparing building of personality mainly using words instead of pure emotions, is like comparing a picture of sunset to real sunset. I, instead of saying to my tulpa that she knows how to correctly understand theater play, I imagined myself watching one, harvested feelings I felt, and inplanted them into her. And for things on which we vary, i altered my feelings before implanting into her.
I know what you mean with using too many words. While I do the narration though, I'm also trying to abstractly visualize the "feel" of the emotion (at least when I'm doing the emotions section), if that makes sense.

A reason I don't want to encourage guidance on what I'm doing, is because I don't know if it works yet. In a month it should be apparent if this method worked, until then I won't even try to defend it.
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Can you post the tables,please ? I want to use them as a reference for my personality chart.
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