Man vs. Self – A Guide to Writing Internal Conflict

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One of the classic conflicts in literature is Man vs. Self, where the characters have to face the inner demons lurking in their psyche. However, as much as an internal conflict is a pivotal tool for a strong story, it can also be the most taunting aspect, especially when the author has not necessarily gone through the inner conflict they want to represent on their character.

From a psychological point of view, I want to present some different internal conflicts that various authors have proposed. While not all of us can relate to every single one, being able to understand how they work and how they manifest on a character can give us authors many more tools to play with while writing.

Disclaimer: I am not a licensed psychologist and while I encourage playing with different theories while developing characters, take it with a grain of salt if you decide…

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