Character Questions: Part 2

Hi there!

Last week I did a post called Character Questions: Part 1. Today is part 2! These are deeper questions, ones that (hopefully) will make you think about the core of your character.
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  1. What is your character's best quality?
  2. What is his/her worst quality?
  3. What is his/her sense of humor like? (i.e. cheesy, sarcastic, bawdy, nonexistent . . .?)
  4. What is he/she afraid of?
  5. Is he/she easy to get along with?
  6. Who/what is most important to your character?
  7. Is your character more likely to sync his/her opinions with other people, do his/her own thing, or purposefully do the opposite of what everyone else is doing?
  8. If your character was a line, how would he/she move?
  9. If your character was a shape, what would it be? What does his/her shape imply? Does his/her shape change over the course of the story? How and why?
Those last two questions are fun ones I found on Pixar's storytelling course, which I'm taking through Khan Academy.

I'm sorry this post is so short–my time is limited this morning.

Are there any questions I should have added? Which is your favorite?


  1. I think these are important questions, but it's also important to ask the WHYs and the HOWs as opposed to just that WHOs and the WHATs, if that makes sense. Like, yes, we need to know what the character fears, but also why s/he fears that, and what s/he would do if s/he encountered such a thing. :)

    - Aimee @ Aimee, Always


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