Novel planning – Characters: Elaina Bishop

Hey everyone! I haven’t talked to many people about it, so you may not know I’m planning a novel. Well, now you do and I want to start a series to help my planning journey run smoothly. I’m beginning with characters because I feel like I’ve got a pretty good grip on my main characters so far that I’ve at least got a decent idea of who they are.

We’ll be learning about the personality of my main character, Elaina Bishop, today. If you’re interested in finding out who she is and what she’s like, keep reading 🙂

.I like the turquoise too! Looks like a blue raspberry blowpop, but I like that.Claire Marshall

I haven’t found a picture that portrays exactly what she looks like, so I will just use the pictures shown above to put together her image. She has androgynous facial features, teal hair most always in a loose side braid, and taken from the third picture is the glasses Elaina wears.

I’m using this Myers-Briggs Personality Tester. I think it will be a fun activity to learn more about her! Also, I thought it would be a lot of fun to show the answers I choose so you could get a better idea of her as well.

  1. You are almost never late for your appointments: YES (assuming that’s agreeing instead of saying you’re late)
  2. You like to be engaged in an active and fast-paced job: no
  3. You enjoy having a wide circle of acquaintances: no
  4. You feel involved when watching TV soaps: uncertain (because she doesn’t watch them)
  5. You are usually the first to react to a sudden event: the telephone ringing or unexpected question: no
  6. You feel the world is founded on compassion: yes
  7. You think that everything in the world is relative: uncertain
  8. Strict observance of the established rules is likely to prevent attaining a good outcome: no
  9. It is difficult to get you excited: no
  10. When making a decision, you rely more on your feelings than on analysis of the situation: no
  11. You often think about humankind and its destiny: yes
  12. You believe the best decision is one that can easily be changed: no
  13. You often ponder the root cause of phenomena and things: yes
  14. You prefer to act immediately rather than speculate about various options: NO
  15. You trust reason rather than feelings: no
  16. You are inclined to rely more on improvisation than on prior planning: NO
  17. You spend your leisure time actively socializing with a group of people, attending parties, shopping, etc.: NO
  18. You usually plan your actions in advance: YES
  19. Your actions are frequently influenced by your emotions: no
  20. You are a person somewhat reserved and distant in communication: no
  21. You know how to put every minute of your time to good purpose: YES
  22. You often contemplate the complexity of life: yes
  23. After prolong socializing you feel you need to get away and be alone: yes
  24. You often do jobs in a hurry: no
  25. You easily see the general principle behind specific occurrences: uncertain
  26. You frequently and easily express your feelings and emotions: no
  27. You find it difficult to speak loudly: no
  28. You get bored if you have to read theoretical books: no
  29. You tend to sympathize with other people: YES
  30. You value justice higher than mercy: no
  31. You rapidly get involved in the social life of a new workplace: no
  32. The more people you speak to, the better you feel: no
  33. You tend to rely on your experience rather than on theoretical alternatives: no
  34. As you rule, you proceed only when you have a clear and detailed plan: YES
  35. You easily empathize with the concerns of other people: YES
  36. Often you prefer to read a book than go to a party: YES
  37. When with a group of people, you enjoy being directly involved and being the center of attention: NO
  38. You are more inclined to experiment than to follow familiar approaches: no
  39. You are strongly touched by the stories about people’s troubles: YES
  40. Deadlines to you seem to be of relative rather than absolute importance: no
  41. You prefer to isolate yourself from outside noises: no
  42. It is essential for you to try things with your own hands: yes
  43. You think that almost everything can be analyzed: yes
  44. For you, no surprises are better than surprises – good or bad: uncertain
  45. You take pleasure in putting things in order: YES
  46. You feel at ease in a crowd: no
  47. You have good control over your desires and temptations: yes
  48. You easily understand new theoretical principles: yes
  49. You usually place yourself nearer to the side than in the center of the room: yes
  50. When solving a problem you would rather follow a familiar approach than seek a new one: yes
  51. A thirst for adventure is something close to your heart: yes
  52. When considering a situation you pay more attention to the current situation and less to a possible sequence of events: no
  53. When solving a problem you consider the rational approach to be the best: YES
  54. You find it difficult to talk about your feelings: yes
  55. Your decisions are based more on the feeling of the moment than on thorough planning: no
  56. You prefer to spend your leisure time alone or relaxing in a tranquil atmosphere: yes
  57. You feel more comfortable sticking to conventional ways: yes
  58. You are easily affected by strong emotions: YES
  59. You are always looking for opportunities: yes
  60. As a rule, current preoccupations worry you more than your future plans: no
  61. It is easy for you to communicate in social situations: no
  62. You rarely deviate from your habits: YES
  63. You willingly involve yourself in matters which engage your sympathies: yes
  64. You easily perceive various ways in which events could develop: uncertain
  65. Age: 19
  66. Gender: Female

Elaina is an INFJ:

Introvert (41%) Intuitive (22%) Feeling (19%) Judging (59%)

  • You have a moderate preference of Introversion over Extroversion
  • You have slight preference of Intuition over Sensing
  • You have slight preference of Feeling over Thinking
  • You have distinct preference of Judging over Perceiving

The Protector

  • gentle, caring, complex, and highly intuitive individuals
  • artistic and creative
  • live in a world full of hidden meanings and possibilities
  • has uncanny sight into people and situations – ie. if a loved one was involved in a car accident, your INFJ may experience strong feelings from a psychic nature
  • protective of their inner selves, sharing only what they chose and when to share it; secretive
  • sensitive to conflict, cannot tolerate it very well
  • always believes they’re right
  • trusting their own instincts above all else leads to stubbornness & tendency to ignore others’ opinions
  • perfectionists who doubt they’re living up to their full potential
  • rarely at complete peace with themselves; there’s always something to do to improve themselves and the world around them
  • has strong value systems and need to live their life in accordance to what they feel is right
  • natural nurturer
  • patient, devoted, and protective
  • makes loving parents who has a strong bond with their offspring
  • has a natural affinity for art and many excel in science
  • not good at dealing with very detailed tasks
  • gifted in ways that other types are not

Now this post is purely for my own reference, but if you’d like to join in on this series, please link me in/to your post so I can see what kind of characters you make up as well! I hope these posts will be fun for all of you, too.

Have a great day,
Ember ♥


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