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All humanoid characters in Genesis have personalities. Their personalities are determined by four ranges: Introvert-Extrovert, Agreeable-Disagreeable, Stable-Neurotic, and Conventional-Unconventional. Your character can lie at either extreme in any of the ranges, or somewhere between the two extremes. Each end of the range has its own benefits and drawbacks, all of which make your character that much more interesting. The four ranges are based on various psychological models, mostly the “Big Five” and Jungian personality models.

Although players always have complete control over their character, they cannot directly control their character's temperament, which affects their performance and ambitions. For example, an introverted, disagreeable, neurotic, unconventional player would probably have less ambition to help others than someone with the opposite personality. On the positive side, this would give the character more rewards for helping themselves probably. That is a simple example; situations could get far more complex and interesting. Each personality range below has four basic qualities that determine a number of personality traits. Technical psychological terms for these traits are shown in parentheses.

Personality Types

Introvert-Extrovert

Warmth Liveliness Boldness Forthrightness
Warm, outgoing, attentive to others, kindly, easy going, participating, likes people (Affectothymia) Lively, animated, spontaneous, enthusiastic, happy go lucky, cheerful, expressive, impulsive (Surgency) Socially bold, venturesome, thick skinned, uninhibited (Parmia) Forthright, genuine, artless, open, guileless, naive, unpretentious, involved (Artlessness)
Reserve, impersonal, distant, cool, reserved, impersonal, detached, formal, aloof (Sizothymia) Serious, restrained, prudent, taciturn, introspective, silent (Desurgency) Shy, threat-sensitive, timid, hesitant, intimidated (Threctia) Private, discreet, nondisclosing, shrewd, polished, worldly, astute, diplomatic (Shrewdness)

Agreeable-Disagreeable

Submissiveness Sensitivity Tranquility Temperament
Deferential, cooperative, avoids conflict, submissive, humble, obedient, easily led, docile, accommodating (Submissiveness) Sensitive, aesthetic, sentimental, tender minded, intuitive, refined (Premsia) Relaxed, placid, tranquil, torpid, patient, composed low drive (Low Ergic Tension) Well-tempered, easygoing, mild-mannered, calm, tolerant
Dominant, forceful, assertive, aggressive, competitive, stubborn, bossy (Dominance) Utilitarian, objective, unsentimental, tough minded, self-reliant, no-nonsense, rough (Harria) Tense, high energy, impatient, driven, frustrated, over wrought, time driven. (High Ergic Tension) Ill-tempered, irritable, grumpy, moody

Stable-Neurotic

Emotional Stability Complacency Flexibility Trust
Emotionally stable, adaptive, mature, faces reality calm (Higher Ego Strength) Self-Assured, unworried, complacent, secure, free of guilt, confident, self satisfied (Untroubled) Tolerated disorder, unexacting, flexible, undisciplined, lax, self-conflict, impulsive, careless of social rules, uncontrolled (Low Integration) Trusting, unsuspecting, accepting, unconditional, easy (Alaxia)
Reactive emotionally, changeable, affected by feelings, emotionally less stable, easily upset (Lower Ego Strength) Apprehensive, self doubting, worried, guilt prone, insecure, worrying, self blaming (Guilt Proneness) Perfectionist, organized, compulsive, self-disciplined, socially precise, exacting will power, control, self-sentimental (High Self-Concept Control) Vigilant, suspicious, skeptical, distrustful, oppositional (Protension)

Conventional-Unconventional

Rule-Consciousness Practicality Conservativeness Adherence
Rule-conscious, dutiful, conscientious, conforming, moralistic, staid, rule bound (High Super Ego Strength) Grounded, practical, prosaic, solution orientated, steady, conventional, serious (Praxernia) Traditional, attached to familiar, conservative, respecting traditional ideas (Conservatism) Group-oriented, affiliate, a joiner and follower dependent (Group Adherence)
Expedient, nonconforming, disregards rules, self indulgent (Low Super Ego Strength) Abstract, imaginative, absent minded, impractical, absorbed in ideas, humorous (Autia) Open to change, experimental, liberal, analytical, critical, free thinking, flexibility (Radicalism) Self-reliant, solitary, resourceful, individualistic, self sufficient (Self-Sufficiency)

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