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WWYCD? Answers

A) Taking on leadership with reluctance is consistent with a thoughtful character. They may be sure of their abilities, but also wary of the ethical responsibilities of being the one in charge.

B) Taking on leadership with trepidation is consistent with a character who is fearful or anxious. They tend to avoid positions of power, though if it’s necessary they will step up, even though their first reaction is fright.

C) Taking on leadership with enthusiasm is consistent with a reckless, spirited character. They actively seek out challenges, take pride in their capabilities, and are likely aggressive and optimistic by nature.

D) Taking on leadership with bravado is consistent with a character that is defensive. They are most likely less assured than they seem, and are thus likely to compensate with strict rules and harsh discipline.

E) Immediately issuing orders is consistent with a fearless, tough character. They are often worldly and experienced in handling emergencies, knowing what needs to be done to ensure the group’s success or survival. Followers are allowed no doubts about who is in charge.

What Would Your Character Do?

Hopefully I’ll actually keep up with this idea. The book I’m taking this out of is kinda like my bible when creating characters that I want to really be in-depth. About 85% of the time i can just crank out one of my usuals, and they fit the mold I want to squish them into, namely my flash fiction erotica. Other times I want them to be real people, so I use this method. 

Scenario No. 22 (picked by luck out of the book)

Sudden Leadership

Your character has been thrust into a sudden leadership role. Depending on what sort of man/woman your character is, choose a scenario where they are challenged with suddenly being the one in charge. Their guide fell into the river and drowned, leaving them as the only one with wilderness experience. Your character is voted jury foreperson at a high stakes murder trial. When the superior officer of the character’s infantry is killed, it leaves them in control as the second in command. 

1. How does your character don the leadership mantle?

A) reluctantly

B) with trepidation

C) enthusiastically

D) with bravado

E) by immediately issuing orders and taking control

Choose your answer, and I’ll be back tomorrow with the results.