I want to get to the bottom of how to put Companion and Dependent pairs to use the best way possible, and I’d like to start with these two pairs because selfishly they will help my project, mwahhahaha.
Bear with me that these are a bit out-of-sync with the book, but trust that this is not relevant.
My Protagonist is motivated by DEDUCTION.
Her husband and the Skeptic is motivated by CERTAINTY
These are Companion Pairs.
The Protagonist sees things and her thinking leads her to suspect she and her friends are getting conned. The Skeptic is certain (by design) that they are not. I can see this turning into an argument that amplifies both their positions by forcing them back into their corners and digging in their heels.
I there another way take this?
The Protagonist evaluates how things are going by how many people are CONSIDERING what she is saying.
The Skeptic evaluates by DISBELIEF. He refuses to think things have changed once the con artist has come into their lives.
These are Dependent Pairs.
I can see how these contrast because they feel like any argument would lead to a stalemate rather than making these feelings blow up. (As opposed to the FAITH character, to whom the Protagonist might say – open your eyes you dolt!!)
Is there another way to take this?