chapter  4
Personality Walks
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As indicated earlier about generic walks, although we all walk similarly (i.e., one leg in

front of the other, arms swinging in opposition to legs), there are in fact no two identical

walks on this planet. Like fingerprints we each exert a slightly different imprint on the way

we move as we walk, primarily affected by our mood, our physical assets or limitations,

the urgency of our action, and indeed anything else in our world that governs the way and

the speed at which we do things. For example, a character with an artificial leg will walk in

an entirely different way from a character who is supremely fit. A character who is fit will

walk entirely differently if he is happy, sad, at leisure, pressed for time, or even on stilts! In

each case we will need to factor in varying aspects of the way we interpret a character’s

generic style of walking to such a point that his walk is uniquely personal to him and him

alone-indeed it is the personality walk that is most intimately associated with a character.

In an exercise in Chapter 3 we studied the walk of a sad person. To some degree this was

a personality walk, although because it was really only a generic walk altered by pose