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Character Profiles

Building Better Characters.

A character profile serves as an intricate portrayal of a fictional character's life and personality, ranging from intricate details to simple basics. Its primary purpose is to provide insight into the essence of your characters.


Developing a character profile is crucial before embarking on any writing journey, whether it's a short story or a full-fledged book. By delving into the intricate details of your characters, you can truly bring them to life on the page. Understanding their general information, physical description, personality traits, psychology, and relationships not only adds depth to your narrative but also helps shape the direction of your story. Each attribute you explore contributes to creating well-rounded and relatable characters that readers will connect with on a deeper level. So, take the time to flesh out your characters through a comprehensive character profile - it will undoubtedly enhance the richness and authenticity of your storytelling.

General Info

  • Name
  • Age
  • Gender
  • Place of Birth
  • Place of Current Residence
  • Nationality or Race
  • Education
  • Occupation

Physical Description

  • Hight
  • Weight
  • Skin Color
  • Eye Color
  • Hair Color
  • Hair Type (straight/curly/etc...)
  • Right or Left Handed
  • Body Type (Ectomorph/Endomorph/Mesomorph)
  • Distinguishing Features (tattoos/scars/birthmarks)

Personality and Psychology

  • What are their strengths?
  • What are their weaknesses?
  • What is their biggest fear?
  • How do they handle stress?
  • How do they handle failure?
  • How do they handle success?
  • Are they introverted or extroverted?
  • Are they optimistic or pessimistic?
  • Are they confident or timid? 
  • Are they compassionate or indifferent?
  • Do they leap before they look or look before they leap? 
  • How do they carry themselves (posture)?
  • What major events shaped their personality (if not the events of the story)?
  • Favorite food?
  • Favorite animal?
  • Favorite color?
  • Favorite time of year?
  • Favorite place to vacation?
  • Favorite hobby?

Family and Relationships

When delving into relationships, prioritize those that significantly influence the narrative. Explore the dynamics between characters - are they connected or estranged, or perhaps have they drifted apart over time? Understanding the depth and nature of their relationships adds layers to the story, shedding light on pivotal moments and shaping the overall narrative arc. Uncover the reasons behind their closeness or distance, unraveling the complexities that fuel their interactions and drive the plot forward.

Relationships to consider:

  • Mother 
  • Father
  • Siblings
  • Children
  • Extended Family (grandparents/cousins/aunts/uncles)
  • Significant Other/Spouse
  • Best Friend
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