1. What do they want and why do they want it?
2. What scares the hell out of them? (Alone? Dark? Poor?)
3. What did they believe by the time they were 10? (Big boys don’t cry?)
4. What is their fundamental truth? (Family first? Good things come to those who wait?)
5. What makes them happy?  (What do they think will make them happy?)
1. What are their family relationships like?
2. Who do they look up to?
3. Friends – people typically hang out with others who are like-minded
4. Is there anyone they do/don’t trust? Why?
5. How do they talk? (Distinct voice, tone, style, make them stand out – formal, laid back, intellectual, do your research if you decide to use a speech disorder)
6 Do they have any medical conditions that would have an impact on any of the answers above?

  • “I’ll take care of it.”
  • “You worry too much.”
  • “I’ve got your back.”
  • “Will you stop that?”
  • “Give it back!”
  • “Do you remember… ?”
  • “Don’t be ridiculous. I’m not leaving you.”
  • “You know I’d do anything for you.”
  • “Hey, it’s going to be okay.”
  • “You’re so weird.”
  • “Could you not embarrass me for five minutes?”
  • “Don’t mention it. Please.”
  • “I’m not letting go until you stop looking sad.”
  • “This is not a negotiation.”
  • “I think you want one. Come here.”
  • “Don’t forget a coat!”
  • “Be safe out there.”
  • “Why are you looking at me like that?”
  • “Stop hugging me!”
  • “You’re going to come back to us, right?”
  • “Thank you for everything.”
  • “I like it better when you smile.”
  • “You can’t do that. You’ll get hurt.”
  • “I’m not going to stop.”
  • “I’m here to keep you safe.”
  • “I’’m scared, but I’m less scared around you.”
  • “I love you. Don’t forget that.”
  • “Let’s go. Take my hand.”
  • “It will be okay as long as we stick together.”
  • “I’d never just abandon you.”
  • “I’ll always come back. I promise.”
  • “Let’s go. Together.”
  • “Don’t you want to come with me?”