(I did a few of these for my characters. Fill in only want you need to.)
The Character Quiz
If you can answer all these or most of them, then you know your Main Character, feel free to copy.
(Use a separate sheet of paper; answer as many as you can.)
Character’s Full Name:
Reason or meaning of name:
Reason for nickname:
How old does s/he appear?
Glasses or contacts?
Distinguishable hair feature (bald, receding hairline, etc.):
Type of hair (coarse, fine, thick, etc?)
Type of body/build:
Shape of face:
Most predominant feature:
Resembles (famous or not):
Is s/he healthy?
If not, why not:
Physical abilities (what is character good at? sports, etc.):
Mode of transportation:
Worst bad habit?
Type of childhood:
Most important childhood event that still affects him/her:
Booksmart or streetsmart?
Relationship with her:
Relationship with him:
Relationship with each:
Children of Siblings:
Extended family (aunts, uncles, cousins, etc.):
Close to family? Yes/No
Where does character work?
How many years?
Relationship with co-workers?
Like his/her job?
Why or why not?
Worst thing that could happen to him/her?
What single event would most throw character’s life in complete turmoil?
Character is most at ease when:
Most ill at ease when:
How s/he feels about self:
Past failure s/he would be embarrassed to have people know about:
If granted one wish, what would it be?
Daredevil or cautious?
Same when alone?
Character’s darkest secret:
Does anyone else know?
If yes, did character tell them?
If no, how did they find out?
Greatest source of strength in character’s personality (whether s/he sees it as such or not):
Greatest source of weakness in character’s personality (whether s/he sees it as such or not):
Character’s soft spot:
Is this soft spot obvious to others?
If not, how does character hide it?
Which of the 7 deadly sins does character fight (or give into, willingly or not)?
(lust, gluttony, greed, sloth, wrath, envy, pride)
Which of the 7 virtues does your character have (or fight against)?
(chastity, abstinence, leberality, diligence, patience, kindness, humility)
Optimist or pessimist?
Introvert or extrovert?
Drives and motivations?
Talents (hidden or not)?
Extremely skilled at:
Extremely unskilled at:
One word character would use to describe self:
One paragraph description of how character would describe self:
What does character consider best physical characteristic?
What does character consider worst physical characteristic?
Are these realistic assessments?
If not, why not?
How CHARACTER thinks others perceive him/her?
What four things would CHARACTER most like to change about self? (#1 most important, #2 second most important, etc.)
INTERRELATION WITH OTHERS
Is character divorced? Why?
If yes, how many times?
Has character ever cheated on any signficant other?
How does character relate to others?
How is s/he perceived by…
First impression character makes is:
What happens to change this perception?
What do family/friends like most about character?
What do family/friends like least about character?
Long range goal(s):
How does character plan to accomplish goal(s)?
How will other people around character be affected?
How character react in a crisis (calm/panic/etc.)?
How does character face problems?
Kinds of problems character usually runs into:
How does character react to NEW problems?
How does character react to change?
Drives a … :
Where does character live?
With anyone? Yes/No
Where does character want to live?
Spending habits (frugal, spendthrift, etc)?
What does s/he do too much of?
Too little of?
Most prized possession: Why?
Play musical instrument?
How did s/he learn?
Does character like animals?
Person character secretly admires:
Person character was most influenced by:
Most important person in character’s life before story starts:
pronouns that will start a fight:
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Blog posts using the quiz:
[Bludi’s Character Quiz (Unwanted)] [Bludi’s Character Quiz (Unexpected)] [Castella’s Character Quiz (Undeniable)] [Adain’s Character Quiz (Unbreakable)] [Zeus’s Character Quiz (Unbelievable)] [Madeline’s Character Quiz (Unavoidable)]