Prompt Design Resources for MidJourney AI

by Shane McGeehan

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ChatGPT Personality Portraits
2023-02-24

I had an idea the other day. If ChatGPT is an AI that is like a person who always does as they are told – what if I told them to be multiple people instead. I began by creating some personalities, such as CHEERFUL MAN who is always upbeat and happy, or DEPRESSED MAN who has a cynical outlook on everything. I then added more, like STONED MAN who is high all the time, or POETRY MAN who is a romantic who loves to rhyme (among others too). It started out fun, getting all kinds of answers and opinions rather than just one from GPT, but then I went deeper.

I started to have them talk to eachother about topics. They began to develop life stories, some with creative upbringings or even abusive parents. I incerted myself into the chats and STONED MAN got upset because he works in a grocery store while I get to work from home… It’s incredibly fascinating, actually.

Anyway, I then “taught” GPT what MidJourney is and how the syntax works, parameters and such. I thought, what do these people look like? So I asked them all to write prompts describing themselves and their setting. Their prompts were awful. Like, bro, that’s not how you write a prompt (but we all know GPT ain’t made for that thing). Still though, it was incredibly fun, and actually interesting to not only see their personalities develop but then an image of them. Below is the prompt from POETRY MAN as an example.

(click the prompt to copy it!)

/imagine prompt: A serene and picturesque park, with a tranquil pond and lush green trees. You see a man with a contemplative expression, wearing a tweed jacket and corduroy pants. His hair is gray and his face is lined with wisdom. He is holding a leather-bound notebook and a fountain pen in his hand. The beauty of his surroundings inspires him to create poetry that captures the essence of life. --v 4 --ar 9:16

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