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A List of Character Traits

A List of Character Traits
Jun 04 2008 This list of words used to define and describe people will help you design characters for novels and other stories. Mental Characteristics and Mindsets Generally positive mindsets blasecarefulcarefreecautiousconfidentcreativecuriousdutifulenlightenedexuberantidealisticintelligentlight-heartedlogicalmethodicalsavvysophisticatedspiritualsteadyseriouswhimsical Mental flaws cluelessdelusionaldiscontenteddissatisfiedfoolhardyflittyharriedmilquetoastparanoidpie-in-the-sky (over-idealistic)recklessself-assuredshelteredsmugstubbornunquestioning (unduly obedient)unstable Moral Sympathetic traits conscientiousdutifulfaithfulhonestidealisticinnocentjustlaw-abidingprimproperrebelliousupright Negative characteristics (flaws) shakencriminaluptighttreasonouspuritanicalhypocriticalself-appointedself-centered Energy adventurousdedicateddrivenenergeticexuberantintrepidrugged Character flaws flittyboreddisinterestedcrippledlanguidlethargicsedate Social Normality Positive levels of normality Character flaws

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Character Flaw Index To make characters realistic and relatable they are given flaws, because if there is anything a writer can be sure of it is that no one in their audience will be perfect. Flaws are character traits that have a negative impact in the narrative, unless they are simply informed. They can also be exploited. Avoid Overactive or Inactive Supporting Characters When Writing A Novel One of the most common plot problems writers face is mistaking minor characters and subplots for the main character and primary plot. In the following excerpt, Joseph Bates, author of The Nighttime Novelist, discusses overactive or inactive characters and subplots and how they can impact your story. Overactive or Inactive Supporting Characters

Character Trait Cheat Sheet - Kris Noel In order to create a relatable character, you must think about them as having several layers. Knowing and choosing character traits is important because you don’t want them to be one dimensional. It’s all not as simple as saying “this person is mean” or “this person is kind”. Think about the people you know in real life.

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