NonFiction ~~- The 10 Commandments Of ScreenWriting

Archetypal Characters

Creativity 3182 Characters =~3.2Min. Reading Time
Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung called the following archetypal characters "universal" because they have been portrayed in every culture in history.
These archetypes are imprinted in everyone's mind.
These universal characters live inside you ā€” all of them, to some degree.
They make good character summaries for media scripts and songs.
A good character design shows a person of one character type balancing his flaws by acting out desirable traits from another character type.
For instance: the demanding little princess performs a heroic act to save her servant.

CRITICAL PARENTUNSUPPORTIVE, UNLOVING, JUDGMENTAL, RESTRICTIVE PARENT, DISTANT, COLD.
LITTLE PROFESSORCHILD WHO MAKES PARENTS PROUD BY BEING MATURE AND BRIGHT.
THE PERFECT CHILDDOES EVERYTHING RIGHT. GOOD LITTLE GIRL, GOOD LITTLE BOY, OBEDIENT, DUTIFUL.
THE FEMME-FATALESEXPOT, SIREN, FLIRT.
THE LADIES MANHUNK, MACHO, STUD, DON JUAN, BEAU BRUMMEL.
AMAZON WOMAN/MANCAPABLE, INDEPENDENT, AGGRESSIVE, SELF-SUFFICIENT,INVINCIBLE.
WITCH/BITCHAGGRESSIVE, COLD, BITCHY, MANIPULATIVE.
WALLFLOWERSHY, QUIET, LOW SELF-ESTEEM, INSECURE.
DICTATORTHE BOSS, ORDERS EVERYONE AROUND, NEVER IS PLEASED, DEMANDING, INSENSITIVE, RUTHLESS.
REBELNONCONFORMIST, STUBBORN, RULE-BREAKER, GOES AGAINST THE GRAIN.
BIG SHOTWANTS THE BEST CAR, THE BEST TABLE IN A RESTAURANT, DEMANDING, BRAGGART, PICKS UP THE CHECK.
MADONNAMOTHER FIGURE, CARETAKER, HOMEBODY, IDEALIZED WOMAN.
VICTIMWAITS TO BE TAKEN CARE OF, WANTS TO BE RESCUED, RIGHTEOUS, SELF-PITYING, POOR ME, AIN'T IT AWFUL.
LITTLE PRINCE/SSSPOILED, WANTS TO BE WAITED ON, DOTED UPON, EXPECTS OTHERS TO CATER TO HIM/HER.
CARETAKERCHARITABLE, MRS. FIXIT, HELPS OTHERS ALL THE TIME, ATTENDS FUNERALS, VISITS HOSPITALS, TAKES CARE OF EVERYONE.
PEOPLE PLEASERPLEASES PEOPLE ALL THE TIME, HAS NO NEEDS OF OWN, WANTS PEOPLE TO LIKE HER/HIM.
JOKERPRANKSTER, PLAYS PRACTICAL JOKES, CUT-UP; GETS IN TROUBLE, MISCHIEVOUS, ATTENTION SEEKERS.
VILLAINANGRY, MANIPULATOR, REVENGER, AVENGER, KILLER.
HERO/HEROINEOVERCOMES STRUGGLES, THE DRAGON-SLAYER, DOES HEROIC DEEDS, SAVES THE DAY.
PERFECTIONISTCOMPULSIVE-OBSESSIVE, UP-TIGHT, DRIVEN.
WARRIORSAVES THE DAY, FIGHTS OFF THE ENEMY, SUPER-HERO.
RESCUERTRIES TO MAKE LOST SOULS FIND THE RIGHT PATH, LIKES TO PLAY FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE, TAKES IN STRAY DOGS, CATS AND PEOPLE.
MARTYRWHAT I COULD HAVE, SHOULD HAVE DONE, SELF-PITYING AND SELF-SACRIFICING AND LETS YOU KNOW IT
CRITICBEATS YOU UP,NEEDLES YOU, JUDGMENTAL, NEGATIVE PROGRAMMING' CRITICAL VOICES FROM THE PAST, OWN WORSE ENEMY.
VULNERABLE LITTLE CHILDHELPLESS, CRYING, HYPER- SENSITIVE, DEPENDENT.
SHADOW SELFFILLED WITH LUST, GREED, RAGE, THE DARK SIDE,JEALOUSY, VENGEFUL SELF YOU DON'T WANT TO ADMIT, MURDEROUS FEELINGS, DARK THOUGHTS.
THE WISE HIGHER SELFCREATIVE, IMAGINATIVE, SPIRITUAL, LOFTY, INTUITIVE, INSTINCTUAL.