Myers & Briggs Type Indicator. It’s a system for categorizing personalities, based on how people perceive and process the world around them. It’s not 100% accurate by any means, but it’s a fun way to look at and compare personalities. When I create characters, I like to take the tests as those characters and see if the personality type matches my expectations for the character. It also gives our fans something extra to connect to the characters with.
Norma Thompson, for example, is an ISFJ Personality Type, meaning that she is introverted (although still very sociable), that she is practical (her thinking is more concrete than abstract), she is compassionate (favoring feelings over cold logic), and assertive (relying on her judgement rather than waiting to see what shakes out). In the story of Aberford, this plays out with Norma instinctively trying to protect, save, and help other women, particularly the ones who are lodgers at her boarding house.
Often, people with ISFJ personalities become the modest heroes of the world, doing good without flash and need for the spotlight. Other ISFJ personalities include Queen Elizabeth II, Samwise Gamgee, and Doctor John Watson. It gives you an idea of the type of person Norma is and the role she will play in the game.