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Don’t Let Go – Extras

Casting the Characters

Readers have asked me what I think my characters look like. They’ve also asked what actors and actresses would play the characters in my books, so I decided to add this page to my website to satisfy my readers’ curiosity. I’m sure that your mental image of my characters is quite different than mine (in fact, these movie stars merely resemble my own mental images of my characters.)

Gerard Butler

Senior Chief Solomon McGuire

Gerard Butler is the perfect choice to play Senior Chief Solomon McGuire. He’s got the lighter eyes and just the right in-your-face quality that I’m looking for as a director.

 

Kate Beckinsale

Jordan Bliss

Kate Beckinsale, when she colors her hair reddish brown, resembles my visual image of Jordan. She has the same slight stature, same sweet face with lovely-colored eyes.

Myers-Briggs Personality Types

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Here are the Myers-Briggs Personality Types of my lead characters. I use the Myers Briggs Typology Inventory to help me define my characters, so that they come alive! To discover your own personality type, take the free personality test here.

Hero: Solomon McGuire – ENTJ (The Fieldmarshal/Executive)

Personality Page writes, “ENTJs are natural born leaders. They live in a world of possibilities where they see all sorts challenges to be surmounted, and they want to be the ones responsible for surmounting them.”

ENTJ’s are quick to grasp complexities and to make decisive judgments. They are “take charge” people, and Solomon is no exception. They are ambitious and hardworking, always scanning the environment for problems that need solving. Something they need to work on is being sensitive to people’s feelings. They can be overbearing as spouses or parents. They have a tremendous amount of personal power or presence.

ENTJ’s often have strong sentimental streaks which they hide from the public eye-hence Solomon’s secret penchant for writing poetry. ENTJs want their home to be beautiful, well-furnished, and efficiently run. They’re likely to place much emphasis on their children being well-educated and structured, to desire a congenial and devoted relationship with their spouse.

The ENTJ’s Trademark: “I’m really sorry you have to die.”

When challenged, the ENTJ may by reflex become argumentative. Those with more self-control (like Solomon) may unleash an icy gaze that serves notice: the ENTJ is not one to be trifled with!

 

Heroine: Jordan Bliss-The ISFJ Nurturer

ISFJs live in a world that is concrete and kind. They are truly warm and kind-hearted, and want to believe the best of people. They value harmony and cooperation, and-unlike the ENTJ–are likely to be very sensitive to other people’s feelings. People value the ISFJ for their consideration and awareness, and their ability to bring out the best in others by their firm desire to believe the best. The ISFJ will faithfully and tirelessly carry through the task to completion, which is one reason why Jordan refuses to give up on bringing Miguel safely out of Venezuela .

The ISFJ has a difficult time saying “no” when asked to do something, which is why Jordan can’t turn Solomon down when he asks her to tutor his son.

This gentle and devote guardian personality needs to be needed, but is often taken for granted. Her family is the center of their life. She is warm and demonstrative within the family circle–and often possessive of their loved ones.

One ISFJ trait that is easily misunderstood by those who haven’t known them long is that they are often unable to either hide or articulate any distress they may be feeling. We see this when Jordan discovers she’s pregnant and is so overwrought by emotion that she baffles Solomon.

When and ENTJ and an ISFJ fall in love, this pairing is called Duality, or “True Love.” It is the most favorable and comfortable of all intertype relations providing complete psychological compatibility. Dual partners are like two halves of a whole unit. They usually understand each others intentions without any need to say a word. Dual will naturally protect your weak points and appreciate the strong ones without asking for anything in return. Interaction with your Dual allows you to be yourself without the need to adjust to your partner like in other relations. This often saves both partners a lot of energy which they can use for their own interesting activities. Conflicts between Duals are very rare and if there are any, they are normally short lived and solved without pain. Your Dual partner will love you just for what you are and if there is such a thing as true love then it could probably only occur in relations of Duality. Relations of Duality also go through several stages. The first stage sometimes can be really tense. It is like a new engine that requires a “run in” first. (courtesy: www.socionics.com)

 

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