Influence Character Focus

where the Influence Character's attention is most directed

Practical Usage

Direct or indirect, the Influence Character's focus on symptoms creates a stirring within the Main Character. That stirring is often enough to help motivate the Main Character to re-examine his or her own preconceptions and perhaps grow in their resolve or eventually grow out of their resolve.


The Influence Character concentrates his attention where he thinks his problem lies. Just as in the Main Character, an inequity exists in the Influence Character between himself and his environment which is driving him. The actual nature of this inequity is described by the Influence Character Problem Element. The nature of what is required to restore balance is described by the Influence Character Solution Element. From the subjective view afforded to the Influence Character though, the inequity does not appear to be between himself and the Environment but wholly in one or the other. The Symptom Element describes the nature of how the problem appears to the Influence Character from his subjective point of view. Symptom really describes the effects of the Influence Character Problem element, but because the Problem element is on the level of his own motivations, Influence Characters can never see their actual problems without solving them.