Little nerdy fact about me: I totally use LMM characters as personality labels for everyone in my life. Myers-Briggs is great; analyzing the four temperaments is wonderful...but I think we need to seriously consider a new method consisting entirely of pegging someone to Maud Montgomery’s invented characters.
I, for example, am half Emily and half Jane (of Lantern Hill). My husband is nearly pure Hilary Gordon (I contest that Hilary is at least one and a half times the man Gilbert is...which is saying a lot). My friend Emily is 100% Pat. I always thought my friend Mandy was a rare combination of Ilse and Emily. My father-in-law is Matthew Cuthbert. My daughter Lucy--at least at the moment--has got an awful lot of Anne Shirley in her. Sometimes I take a strange comfort in knowing that some annoying old busybody could really turn out to be a well-meaning and self-giving Mrs. Lynde.
Do you find yourself, or people you know, in LMM characters? Or maybe characters from other books?