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Character Profiles for writers

Post  Vilkas on Sat Sep 08, 2012 5:01 am

PART I. PHYSICAL

Full name
Date of Birth/Age
Address
Race/Ethnic Background/Nationality
Height
Weight/Body Build
Hair
Eyes
Peculiar Physical Traits
Glasses/Contacts
Smokes
Nervous Habits
Distinguishing Marks
Health
Smell
Voice
Usual Walking Style
Mannerisms
What type of clothes/shoes/accessories does he/she wear?
Any peculiar tastes in clothes/shoes/accessories?
Eating habits/mannerisms/tastes

PART II. GENERAL

Occupation/Social Class
Views on Money/Spending Habits
Education/Intelligence
Marital Status
Birth Order
Political Party/Views
Religious Beliefs/Strength of Beliefs
Sexual Orientation/Values
What is his/her usual disposition?
Optimist/Pessimist?
Introvert/Extrovert?
Confident/Self-conscious?
How does he/she feel about his/her appearance?
Type of car
Most important possession
Hobbies/Recreations/Sports
Talents
What is a normal day like for this character?
Greatest Fear
Major Goals
1.
2.
3.
4.

PART III. RELATIONSHIPS

Significant Other/Relationship
Who does he/she live with?
Who does he/she spend the most time with?
Father/Relationship with him/Occupation
Mother/Relationship with her/Occupation
Siblings/Relationships
Children/Ages
Best Friend
Other Important Friends
Feelings toward animals
How does he/she view his family?
How does he/she view his friends?
How does he/she view his boss/co-workers/employees?
How does his family view him?
How does his friends view him?
How does his boss/co-workers/employees view him?
Who is his hero?
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Quick reference list of personality traits

A:

Absent-minded
Abrasive
Abusive
Accident-prone
Accommodating
Accomplished
Adaptable
Adventurous
Affectionate
Agnostic
Agreeable
Aggressive
Alone
Aloof
Ambitious
Amusing
Angry
Annoying
Antisocial
Anxious
Apathetic
Apologetic
Appreciative
Apprehensive
Approachable
Argumentative
Aristocratic
Arrogant
Articulate
Artistic
Assertive
Audacious
Authoritative
B:

Belligerent
Bewildered
Bewitching
Boisterous
Bored
Bossy
Brave
Brazen
C:

Calculating
Callous
Carefree
Careful
Charismatic
Charming
Chaste
Cheerful
Classy
Clumsy
Cocky
Compassionate
Compliant
Composed
Compulsive
Conceited
Condescending
Confused
Congenial
Confident
Conscientious
Conservative
Considerate
Consistent
Conventional
Content
Contrite
Controlling
Cooperative
Cowardly
Crafty
Cranky
Creative
Critical
Crude
Cruel
Cultured
Cunning
Curious
Cynical
D:

Daffy
Dainty
Debonair
Deceitful
Decent
Delicate
Defiant
Despicable
Detached
Determined
Dignified
Direct
Disciplined
Disgusting
Dishonest
Disorganized
Distant
Distraught
Dogmatic
Domineering
Dowdy
Downtrodden
Dramatic
Dull
Dumb
E:

Easy-going
Educated
Eccentric
Egocentric
Egotistic
Elusive
Embittered
Emotional
Empathetic
Energetic
Enigmatic
Enthusiastic
Excessive
Excitable
Exotic
Extravagant
Exuberant
F:

Faithful
Fanatical
Fatalistic
Fearless
Feisty
Finicky
Flamboyant
Flexible
Flippant
Flirtatious
Flustered
Focused
Forgiving
Fragile
Frank
Friendly
Frigid
Frugal
Frustrated
Fun-loving
G:

Gaudy
Gentle
Glamorous
Gloomy
Good-natured
Graceful
Gracious
Grandiose
Gregarious
Greedy
Grotesque
Grumpy
H:

Haggard
Hateful
Heartbroken
Hesitant
Holy
Honest
Honorable
Hopeful
Hospitable
Humble
Hypocritical
Hysterical
I:

Idiosyncratic
Ignorant
Imaginative
Immature
Immodest
Impatient
Impeccable
Impudent
Impulsive
Incoherent
Incompetent
Inconsiderate
Indecisive
Indifferent
Indiscreet
Inept
Infantile
Informed
Inhibited
Inhumane
Innocent
Insecure
Insensitive
Insouciant
Insulting
Intelligent
Intimidating
Intolerant
Introspective
Introverted
Inquisitive
Insightful
Intellectual
Intelligent
Intuitive
Inventive
Irresponsible
Irreverent
Irritable
J:

Jealous
Judgmental
K:

Kind
Knowledgeable
L:

Lascivious
Lazy
Lethargic
Lewd
Liberal
Logical
Lonely
Loving
M:

Macho
Maniacal
Manipulative
Masochistic
Materialistic
Mature
Mean
Melodramatic
Merciful
Messy
Meticulous
Miserly
Modest
Moody
N:

Naïve
Nasty
Neurotic
Noble
Noisy
Nonchalant
Non-committing
Nostalgic
O:

Obedient
Obnoxious
Obscene
Observant
Obsessive
Open-minded
Opinionated
Opportunistic
Optimistic
Organized
Ornery
Outgoing
Outspoken
Overbearing
P:

Paranoid
Passionate
Passive
Patient
Perceptive
Persistent
Persuasive
Pert
Perverted
Pessimistic
Petty
Philanthropic
Pious
Plain
Polite
Pompous
Practical
Presumptuous
Pretentious
Prim
Private
Profane
Promiscuous
Prosaic
Proud
Psychopathic
Psychotic
Pushy
Q:

Quiet
Quirky
R:

Rational
Rebellious
Reclusive
Reliable
Religious
Remorseful
Remote
Resentful
Reserved
Resilient
Respectful
Righteous
Romantic
Rowdy
Rude
Ruthless
S:

Sadistic
Saintly
Sarcastic
Sassy
Savvy
Self-absorbed
Self-conscious
Self-effacing
Self-righteous
Selfish
Selfless
Senile
Sensitive
Sensual
Sentimental
Serene
Serious
Shallow
Sheepish
Shy
Silent
Silly
Simple
Sincere
Sleazy
Sloppy
Sluggish
Smart
Sneaky
Snobby
Soft-spoken
Spiritual
Spiteful
Squeamish
Stern
Stingy
Stoical
Straight-laced
Strict
Stubborn
Submissive
Subtle
Supportive
Surly
Suspicious
Sweet
Sympathetic
T:

Tactful
Talkative
Telepathic
Temperamental
Tense
Tentative
Thoughtful
Thrifty
Timid
Tireless
Tolerant
Tough
Traitorous
Trivial
Trusting
Tyrannical
U:

Unapproachable
Unassuming
Unclean
Uncommunicative
Unconventional
Uneasy
Uninhibited
Unmotivated
Unreasonable
Unscrupulous
V:

Vain
Vengeful
Verbose
Vindictive
Virtuous
Vivacious
Vulgar
Vulnerable
W:

Well-groomed
Wholesome
Wicked
Withdrawn
Worldly
Z:

Zany
Zealous

c) copyright 2001 by Sandy Tritt. http://tritt.wirefire.com

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The word is 'grew' instead of 'growed.'"

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