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Bonus - Personality types (male characters)

Back on one of our bonus episodes in May 2020, we explored the personality types of all the female characters. It was a really fun episode and you seemed to like it; it got a really great response.

In this BONUS episode, I have some fun revealing the male characters' personality types using 16personalities.com as reference. Also, visit our Pinterest for more on their style.

So this episode, I’m going to give you the personality types of all the male characters that we’ve met thus far.

  1. Stax: Brandon Stacovski is Kenya’s friend from growing up; she’s known him the longest and their friendship has had (and will have) several different identities. He’s described as a white boy in the books and podcast with a cool “Brad Pitt/Tyler Durdan (Fight Club)” type of personality. He’s one of those people who knows everybody, very outgoing and good-looking, and a player (like Sam Malone from Cheers). So he gives Kenya real, unfiltered insight into men. He works in the financial industry and only loves his job because of the life/lifestyle it provides, but that will change in season 1 - ESFJ
  2. Soloman: Solomon Dyal is also one of Kenya’s close male friends; she met him during her stint in college (he finished at the fictional Prince Hall U). He’s that guy who wants to be married. It could be a mixture of culture/religion (Indian) that brings about an expectation of marriage or it could be his personality; some people are just the relationship type. He generally seeks Kenya’s insight. He’s a nice guy who seems to always attract women who don’t want anything serious, so there’s that constant conversation about what women want. He’s an entrepreneur too; he runs a start-up that helps concierge doctors. - ISFJ
  3. Lucas: Lucas is Kenya’s artist; she’s only known him for about four years but he’s become like a little brother. He’s young, only 20, and he’s one of those cute, guitar-playing types who’s super talented, so it’ll prove hard for her to wrangle his impatience (Beiber type). Because of popularity on social media, he wants success now. This relationship will prove to be Kenya’s most challenging as she balances having to play almost a mother-type role to him despite this being a professional relationship. - ISFP
  4. Derek St. Cyr: Kenya’s primary love interest. Derek is very enigmatic, but not intentionally. We only see him through Kenya’s eyes, so we are force to see only what she sees (and in some cases, we don’t even get that much), and because she’s self-conscious and a little inexperienced, she’s a little intimidated by Derek in the beginning. He comes across very much like Mr. Big on SATC, where we are forced to believe he’s great, but only because Kenya tells us he is. We find that he’s very mature for 27; he has some growing success in whatever it is he does for a living, but he’s grounded so this obvious increase in money and popularity doesn’t seem to be really affecting him. But it takes a while to learn all we, and Kenya, want to know about him. - INFP

And on that last episode where I explored the female characters, I gave you a breakdown of my own as an ENFP (Campaigner). So go to 16personalities.com to take the quiz and find out your own type, tag me on social media and let me know what your type is

Music for this episode is “Weightless” by LIQWYD

Listen to the Bonus: personality types of female characters here:



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Of Music and Men is an episodic story presented in podcast format that takes you into the lives of a diverse ensemble of interconnected millennials navigating perhaps the country's most colorful dating scene, while delving into the life of Kenya Shaw,...

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Kayona Ebony Brown

Hailing from our nation’s capital, Kayona Ebony Brown is a multi-hyphenate storyteller who grew up in a home that nurtured her eccentricities and unexpected interests of a girl. Thus, she gives fuel to female-driven vehicles, emphasizing existential undertones, putting unusual or unpredictable women at the wheel.

Using drama to bake fresh narratives, her stories are always flavored with other genres—fantasy, sports, music—which gives her work with both TV and feature scripts a common thread: she makes female leads of color just as acceptably flawed and admirably defective as the straight white men we always find a way to love.

Rejecting the presumed path of a Washingtonian (government work) in favor of art, Kayona is the recipient of multiple awards for her writing and filmmaking, as she continues to build her career independently.