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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!

Character Development Quiz

Character Development Quiz

In this quiz, you will come up with everything, and I mean EVERYTHING, about your desired character.

Well, Ill be honest. I kinda stole this from someone on DeviantArt and it really helped me with developing my characters. Its been an amazing aid with my writing so I thought I would share it with those of you who need help, too, and havent 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 cant really go wrong with this quiz!

Just a few Points

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 dont know, guess.

General Information

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?

Physical Appearance (part 1)

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?

Physical Appearance (part 2)

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?

Physical Appearance (part 3)

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? Whats wrong and why do you think that is?


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?

Supernatural Abilities (part 1)

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?

Supernatural Abilities (part 2)

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?

Background (part 1)

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?

Background (part 2)

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?


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?


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?

Family (part 1)

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?

Family (part 2)

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?

Friends (part 1)

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?

Friends (part 2)

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?

Romance (part 1)

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?

Romance (part 2)

Have you ever been cheated on?Has anyone ever broken your heart?Have you ever broken someone elses 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?

Romance (part 3)

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?

Romance (part 4)

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.)

General Relationships (part 1)

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 cant stand?Would you sacrifice your own happiness for someone else? Anyone in particular?

General Relationships (part 2)

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?

Lifestyle (part 1)

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?

Lifestyle (part 2)

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?


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?

Personal Information (part 1)

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?

Personal Information (part 2)

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?

Personal Information (part 3)

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?

Personal Information (part 4)

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

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