‘She just doesn’t get me!’

What happens when someone who really understands people has to deal with someone who doesn’t? This article is about working with people who have low “emotional intelligence.” But it also describes some of their traits and those of high “EQ” folks, all of which can be used in character develpment.

How to Work with People Who Aren’t Good at Working with People – HBR.
https://hbr.org/2015/05/how-to-work-with-people-who-arent-good-at-working-with-people

Authentic vs. pedantic

I’m working on a story set in the 1840s and I want the setting to be authentic. I’ve been thinking about how to do that without sounding like a history book. This post considers the same question. How much backstory is too much? (You may need to scroll past a bunch of menu items to get to the post.)

Research: Keeping the Backstory in the Back | Indies Unlimited
http://www.indiesunlimited.com/2015/04/14/researching-keeping-the-backstory-in-the-back/