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Gary Paulsen

Gary Paulsen (1939-2021) was a three-time Newbery Honor winner, for his wilderness survival adventure novels Hatchet, Dogsong , and The Winter Room , as well as the winner of the ALA Margaret Edwards Award for his contribution to young adult literature. The author of Northwind, How to Train Your Dad , and the memoir Gone to the Woods: Surviving a Lost Childhood , Paulsen wrote more than two hundred works of fiction and nonfiction. Three of his books were adapted into films, Hatchet (as A Cry...See more

Personality Profile For Gary Paulsen

The following is a personality profile of Gary Paulsen based on his work.

Gary Paulsen is genial and heartfelt.

He is calm-seeking, he prefers activities that are quiet, calm, and safe. He is empathetic as well: he feels what others feel and is compassionate towards them. But, Gary Paulsen is also self-assured: he tends to feel calm and self-assured.

More than most people, his choices are driven by a desire for organization.

He is also relatively unconcerned with tradition: he cares more about making his own path than following what others have done. Considers independence to guide a large part of what he does: he likes to set his own goals to decide how to best achieve them.


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