on 1 April 2008
This book is so awful I felt compelled to write a review. There is nothing of worth in here unless you are completely lacking in imagination and insight into even the slightest variance of human nature.
I would recommend researching the 16 personality types as defined by the Myers-Briggs test - Google this and you will find a lot of useful info on personality types, which will help you write convincing characters with believable motives far better than this book ever could.
This isn't even a good 'writers' book for inspiring or informing writers! The examples of each personality type (written as typical life histories) are patronising and pointless. I've read quite a few writers books (the Elements of Writing Fiction and Writer's Digest guides are really good) but this has to be the worst I've ever read.
Save your money.