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Character Development Quiz


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Need help with that pesky character you want to write but can't create a backstory for? Well, you need this! Give it a whirl and see how you go :) Just follow the instructions given!

Need help with that pesky character you want to write but can't create a backstory for? Well, you need this! Give it a whirl and see how you go :) Just follow the instructions given!

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  • 1. In this quiz, you will come up with everything, and I mean EVERYTHING, about your desired character.
  • 2. Well, I’ll be honest. I kinda stole this from someone on DeviantArt and it really helped me with developing my characters. It’s been an amazing aid with my writing so I thought I would share it with those of you who need help, too, and haven’t heard about this awesome quiz yet. I have to add that you should fill out these questions in-character. Do it from their perspective: “What would so-and-so say?” Do it like this and you can’t really go wrong with this quiz!
  • 3.  What is your name? Nickname?  Why were you named that?  What is your gender?  What are you? (Human, wizard, robot, ect)  How old are you? What year were you born?  Do you wish you were older or younger?  What is your IQ? If you don’t know, guess.
  • 4.  What colour are your eyes? Do you like them?  What colour is your hair? Is it natural or dyed? Do you like the colour?  Is your hair thick or thin? Straight or curly? Long or short? How do you wear it?  How tall are you? Are you happy with your height?  How much do you weigh? Are you happy with your weight?  If female, what is your bra size? Are you happy with this?  How would you describe your skin tone?
  • 5.  What is your body type?  Any birthmarks? Freckles or other marks?  Do you have any scars? From what?  Do you have any tattoos? Of what and where?  Do you have any other features that stand out? Big nose? Almond eyes? Gap in teeth?  Do you have any unusual characteristics?  Any defining gestures? Bitings your lip? Avoiding eye contact while speaking?  What do you like most about your appearance?
  • 6.  What do you like least about your appearance?  Overall, are you happy with your appearance? Do you think you are attractive?  Do others think you are attractive?
  • 7.  What is your blood type?  Do you have any mental illness?  Do you have any disabilities?  Do you have any addictions?  Do you have any allergies or medical problems?  Do you have any problems sleeping? What’s wrong and why do you think that is?
  • 8.  Do you have any supernatural abilities? (If no, skip this whole section.)  What exactly are your abilities?  When did you discover them?  Where did your abilities come from? Genes, radiation?)  How do you use your abilities? (Speak a language, wave a wand?)  How much control do you have over your powers?
  • 9.  What does it cost you to use your abilities? (energy, focus, blood?)  Can you die or pass out from overusing your abilities?  Have you reached your full potential?  Do you feel that your abilities are a blessing or a hinderence? Would you trade or get rid of them if you could?  Are you happy with the abilities you have?  Are your abilities secret?  Do many others have abilities where you come from? The same ones?  Are yours stronger or weaker? Are yours unique in some way?
  • 10.  What is your earliest childhood memory?  What is your happiest childhood memory?  What is your worst childhood memory?  What was your childhood like?  What were your childhood aspirations?  What is your most embarrassing memory?  What is the most frightening thing that has ever happened to you?  Have you ever had a near-death experience?  What is the worst thing you have ever done?
  • 11.  Are you from Earth? If not, where are you from or where do you live?  Where were you born? What is this place like?  Has anything life changing ever happened to you?  Have you ever experienced anything traumatic?  Do you have any serious regrets? What are they? How would you act differently?  Have you ever lost someone you love? How?
  • 12.  What is your least favourite subject?  What is your favourite subject?  What were you best at?  Were you made fun of in school? Why?  What was your education like?  How much education have you received?  Are you still in school?  Did or do you like school?  Overall, how well did you do in school?
  • 13.  What do you do for a living?  Do you enjoy doing this?  Why do you do it? How did you end up doing it?  Do you have any future goals for this job or others?  How long have you done this job?
  • 14.  What are your parents’ names?  What do you parents do for a living?  Do you have any siblings? Older or younger?  Who are you closest to?  Is there anyone not in your immediate family who you consider to be family?  Did/do you live with or commonly see grandparents, cousins, or other relatives?
  • 15.  Are you married? Have you ever been?  Are you divorced? Have you ever been?  Do you have any children? How many? Hold old? Who is the father?  Do you currently live with your family? If not, when did you move out?  Do you have a good relationship with your family?
  • 16.  Who is your best friend? (If two or more really close friends, answer the next questions for all.)  How did you meet? How long have you known each other?  Why are you best friends? What about your personalities work well together?  What are his/her greatest qualities? Flaws?  If of the opposite sex, have there ever been any romantic feelings?  Other friends?
  • 17.  Who is your nicest friend?  Do you have many friends? If you have few friends, why?  Do you have any enemies or frenemies?  Does anyone dislike you?  Do you dislike anyone?  Do you have any rivals?
  • 18.  What is your sexual orientation?  What is your current relationship status?  If single, have you ever had a romantic relationship?  Do you want to be in a relationship?  Do you love anyone now? Have you ever?  If not in love, do you have a crush on anyone?
  • 19.  Do you know if anyone is in love or has a crush on you?  Do you love anyone who does not love you back? Have you ever?  Have you ever told anyone you loved them? When? How?  Has anyone told you they loved you? When? How?  Have you ever cheated on anyone?
  • 20.  Have you ever been cheated on?  Has anyone ever broken your heart?  Have you ever broken someone else’s heart?  Are you shy about relationships?  What do you do when you like someone? Tell them? Give hints?  Are you a virgin?  Have you ever given or received a blowjob?
  • 21.  Have you ever kissed someone of the same sex?  Do you have any quirks in the bedroom?  What kind of man/woman are you usually attracted to?  What kind of lover do you prefer?  When did you last engage in any romantic or sexual behaviour?  How many people have seen you naked?
  • 22.  Who do you love most in the world?  Who do you hate most?  Who could you not live without?  Who do you tell things to first?  Who knows all your secrets?  Who do you always argue with?  Who last told you they loved you? (Romantic or not.)  Who did you last tell you loved them? (Romantic or not.)
  • 23.  Have you ever punched anyone? Why?  Who do you go to for advice?  Who would you risk your life for?  Do you most respect?  Do you have any heroes or idols?  If you could kill someone and get away with it, who would it be?  Are there any qualities in people or behaviours that you just can’t stand?  Would you sacrifice your own happiness for someone else? Anyone in particular?
  • 24.  What is a typical day like? Or is each day different?  Are you a morning or a night person?  How do you usually dress?  Is there anything you keep with you at all times?  Do you keep a diary? Why or why not?  Are you regularly in trouble or do you always follow the rules?
  • 25.  Do you ever drink or get drunk?  Do you ever go to parties?  Describe your bedroom? What is in it? Is it messy or neat?  What would you most like to change about your life?  Are you happy with your life?
  • 26.  What is your religion? Any strong beliefs?  Are you very religious?  Are you superstitious?  What would you die before doing?  Do you have any strong political views?  Are you satisfied with the current government? Why or why not?  What do you think of death and the afterlife?  What do you think of war?  Could you personally kill someone if it meant saving others? Have you ever?
  • 27.  Do you snore?  Do you have any secrets?  Do you have many phobias? What are they?  How do you deal with physical pain? Have you ever been seriously injured?  How do you cope with the deaths of people you know?  Have you ever killed anyone? Why? How?  Have you ever seen anyone die? What happened?
  • 28.  What do you live for? What keeps you going?  Can you speak more than one language? What languages and why?  Do you have any bad habits?  Are you typically willing to help people who ask you for it? To what extent would you willingly help them?  What is your speaking style? (Fast, monotone, loquacious?)  What are your insecurities?  Do you have any quirks or eccentricities?
  • 29.  Do you have any special natural abilities?  Do you have any combat training? Why?  What is the best compliment you could receive?  If the entire world only had one night left, what would you do? Who would you spend your last hours with?
  • 30.  If you could know anything, what would it be?  If you could learn to do anything, even if its impossible, what would it be? (No powers.)  If you could have one magic power, what would it be? Why?  If you go one wish, without wishing for more wishes, what would you wish for?
  • 31.  Are you a social person? Or do you prefer solitude?  How would you describe your personality?  Are you an optimist, an idealist, a realist or a pessimist?  Are you creative?  Do you like to take risks?  Are you usually an honest person?  How would you describe your personal hygiene? Would others agree?
  • 32.  Do you think you dress well? Would others agree?  Are you sentimental?  Are you openly emotional?  Are you a hard worker?  Are you a leader or a follower? Are you happy with that?  Are you confident?  Are you easily embarrassed?
  • 33.  Are you introverted or extroverted?  Are you a stressed person?  Are you very proud?  How do you think other people see you?  What things do others say are your weaknesses?  What do others say are your strengths?
  • 34.  Do people generally like or dislike you?  What do you think are your best qualities?  What do you think are your worst qualities?  Is there anything you would like to change about yourself?  Overall, are you happy with yourself?
  • 35.  What is your favourite food?  What is your favourite drink?  What is your favourite colour?  What is your favourite animal?  What is your favourite book?  What is your favourite film/movie?  What is your favourite music genre?  What is your favourite childhood story?  What is your favourite weather?  What is your favourite season?
  • 36.  What is your dream holiday/vacation?  Do you like to travel or stay in one place?  Do you prefer the beach or the mountains?  Would you rather have a life full of adventure or an uneventful life?  What is your favourite holiday?  What is your favourite flower?  What is your favourite sport? Do you like sports?  What is your favourite curse word?
  • 37.  Do you prefer the city or the country?  Do you prefer baths or showers?  What is your biggest pet peeve?  Are you disgusted by anything?  Are you squeamish?  Regardless of skill, do you like, dancing, singing or drawing? Anything else?  Do you enjoy art?  What would be the perfect day?  Do you have any hobbies?  What do you enjoy doing most?
  • 38.  When did you last feel happy? Why?  When did you last feel sad? Why?  When did you last feel angry? Why?  When did you last feel guilty? Why?  When was the last time you cried? Why?  When did you last see your family? Is this amount of time normal?
  • 39.  When did you last do someone a favour? Who and what was it?  When did you last confess something to someone? What was it and to who?  When was the last time you were sick?  Who is the last personal you spoke to?  What was the last dream you can remember?
  • 40.  What is your current mood?  Where are you?  What colour are your nails/toenails?  What are you goals for this year?  Do you have any pets? What are their names?  What is your current health? Any injuries? From what?  What is the nearest book to you?  Are you wanted for any crimes?  How many weapons are currently on your person?
  • 41. Thank you for viewing this slideshow!  If you have any questions, would like some help or just generally want a character, go to my Facebook page: 3000/289770894367845 Peace out!