OCCUPATION THESAURUS

INVENTOR



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HELPFUL TIP:

How your character makes a living is an important decision. After all, there’s probably a good reason why they chose this career. Think about how they pull on certain talents and skills, have positive or negative traits, and adhere to a specific work ethic to excel. Sometimes characters choose an occupation because of how they were raised, something they experienced, or even an emotional wound, so consider how all of these things will show readers who they are deep down, and why they do what they do.
OVERVIEW:
An inventor creates a new device or process, often to address a problem or to improve upon an already-existing invention. To protect their creation, they will file for a patent that prevents others from making the exact same product or copying their process. The inventor can then sell their product or license it to interested parties.

If an inventor works for a corporation, patents will be filed by the company on the inventor's behalf. According to the terms of the employee agreement, the company may own the rights to the patent in this situation.

NECESSARY TRAINING:
There is no formal training to become an inventor, but strong background knowledge in science, math, engineering, technology, and consumer markets may be helpful. If an inventor works in a particular field, they will need education and experience related to that area to help them identify core needs or find opportunities for improvement.

USEFUL SKILLS, TALENTS, OR ABILITIES:

HELPFUL POSITIVE TRAITS:
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EMOTIONAL WOUNDS THAT MAY HAVE FACTORED INTO THIS OCCUPATION CHOICE:
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SOURCES OF FRICTION:
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PEOPLE THEY MIGHT INTERACT WITH:
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HOW THIS OCCUPATION MIGHT IMPACT ONE'S BASIC NEEDS:
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COMMON WORK-RELATED SETTINGS:
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TWISTING THE STEREOTYPE:
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REASONS THE CHARACTER MAY HAVE BEEN DRAWN TO THIS PROFESSION:
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