Personality-based Acting (Pb-A) offers dramatic artists a scientific, solid foundation upon which character can be confidently built and embodied. Four very useful "facts" related to behavior/acting are illuminated within this method of character development.
1. Your inborn temperament/personality, based on well respected, long-standing research,
2. How one's personality predicts and affects verbal and non-verbal behavior,
3. Using the personality science you used to reveal your own temperament/personality, you will analyze the script to determine the “in-born temperament/personality” of your character, and
4. By comparing your temperament/personality to your character’s temperament/personality, you will learn which dimensions of your own reactions and behavior (verbal and non-verbal) you need to modify to authentically embody the character, as written.