Another question that runs inside my head there and back.
It is about steadfast characters and Problem/Solution/Focu/Direction quad.
I’ll start with some specifics but the question is more general in nature.
As far as I remember (it was in the book or some article) Steadfast character is aware of a nature of a real Problem. She or He may have some doubts but has a clue and heads into a Solution. Sounds nice but how the Focus/Direction pair works for Steadfast person.
Is it just a matter of awareness (I know what you do wrong, I’ll do it my way) or maybe something more, something that converts into some kind of activity?
Here is short example from Shrek again.
Let’s say Donkey is Steadfast in his Pursuing of a real friendship. He knows Avoidance is not a good way to feel happy and complete, but… But on the other hand for some time he is left uncontrolled. According to his story, he always was in some kind of relationship and he used to belong to someone. Literally, what is not what he is looking for exactly.
During the story he is free for the first time and he wants to be in a relationship, to belong to someone but in this healthy way.
Can we say than:
Steadfast character uses Solution to complete Direction?