character analysis


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char·ac·ter a·nal·y·sis

analysis of the defenses and personality traits that characterize a person.

character analysis

a systematic investigation of the personality of an individual with special attention to psychological defenses and motivations, usually undertaken to improve behavior.
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The Receiver Operator Character analysis is a standard tool used for evaluating a test's performance.
Chuckling at his ghoulish riff, Paragamian responded to my request for a little more character analysis.
And as character analysis has gained currency in campaign reporting, the relationship between journalists and candidates has taken on more and more significance.
Character analysis is possible for historians of the fifteenth century -- not, I would emphasize, psycho-history: for that we need far more evidence, but the leaders in the Wars of the Roses emerge as human beings with human thoughts, aspirations, and failings.
More generally, however, the suitability of character analysis as an approach to figures in Ariosto's poem warrants consideration.
Since April, Jett, the 36-year-old former head of Kidder's government trading desk has been fighting an uphill battle against a tag team of securities industry regulators and withering front-page character analysis by the mainstream press.
A very extensive character analysis experiment similar to this procedure was conducted by a general semantics class several years ago.
Founded in 2000, Mentis Technology was established by software designers to develop expert software systems for image and character analysis and identification.
Had I swept in fora single day of Senorita Mielke's unit on Gabriel Garcia Marquez's novella, Cronica de una muerte anunciada, I'd never have known how lessons on vocabulary, character analysis, and cultural context were all building toward the students' mock trial of the Vicario brothers.
Peripherally the account includes Kaspar's revelations, confessions, and checkered experiences more pertinent to his character analysis than to Julia's question as to her genesis.
Their basic conclusion was that the Nuremberg Rorschach records failed to support the concept of a homogeneous Nazi personality that could serve to explain the horrors of Nazism, and that any attempt at offering a summary character analysis would necessarily be frustrated by the individual, complex, and widely varying nature of each of the defendants.
Gottman and Ryan; Knapp, Review; Pinsoff and Lebow), I will simply suggest that the goals of most therapeutic interventions are different enough from the goals of literary criticism to warrant some explanation of why literary criticism could profit from FST's inclusion and that of social minds into character analysis.