The 12 Most Basic Character Building Blocks


These are the 12 crucial things you need to consider when you create a character’s personality. Use them as a checklist for creating your characters.

The List:

  1. Background
  2. Attitudes
  3. Outlooks
  4. Feelings
  5. Reactions
  6. Ethics
  7. Morals
  8. Body language
  9. Manners
  10. Mannerisms
  11. Motivations
  12. Emotions

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by Amanda Patterson

© Amanda Patterson

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  1. Greg Zacharias

    I thank you.This is really good advice, and direction. Look forward to hearing and reading more from you.

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