FORCING CONVERSION (DARK)
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To understand why your character is driven toward a certain goal, get to know their positive and negative traits, as well as any significant emotional wounds that might be motivating them. Then you can explore the various kinds of conflict that could block them as they move toward their goal.
FORMS THIS MIGHT TAKE:
HUMAN NEED DRIVING THE GOAL (INNER MOTIVATION):
Self-Actualization: A religious zealot may view it as their higher calling to bring others into the fold of their beliefs, thereby feeling justified to do this through using any means, including violence.
Esteem and Recognition: Narcissistic leaders believe that the more people who adopt their practice, idea, or belief is how to measure value and self-worth.
Safety and Security: Characters who force conversion on others for their own good may have a herd mentality belief that a group is stronger than the individual.
Physiological Needs: There's a huge opportunity to use these needs to force conversion. If survival is on the line, people will do anything to get what they need, even sacrifice what they believe, who they align to, and how they behave.