Fiction Writers Mentor

The resource I used (and still use) for learning about e-publishing, especially for Kindle:

Geoff Shaw's Kindling

 

List of Character Traits

Here's a list of character traits. Use it as an inspiration when you're creating characters.

I was going to divide it into 'good' traits and 'bad' traits, but I decided not to, for the reason that 'good' and 'bad' are subjective in many ways. One person's lazy is another person's relaxed. One person's bossy is another person's organised or assertive.

This list works very well with Holly Lisle's Create A Character Clinic, details below:

 

If you're serious about getting your characters right, then you absolutely need Holly Lisle's Create A Character Clinic. Nearly 200 pages of specific, easy-to-follow tools and techniques on coming up with fully rounded and intriguing characters - all for only $9.95. I also absolutely recommend her Create A Plot Clinic, also only $9.95.

Or buy them both, along with Create A Language Clinic and Create A Culture Clinic, as Holly Lisle's Writing Clincs Bundle for a discounted $34.95.



 

List of Character Traits

  1. Able
  2. Absent-minded
  3. Active
  4. Adventurous
  5. Affable
  6. Affected
  7. Affectionate
  8. Afraid
  9. Aggressive
  10. Alert
  11. Ambitious
  12. Amiable
  13. Angry
  14. Animated
  15. Annoyed
  16. Anxious
  17. apologetic
  18. Appreciative
  19. Argumentative
  20. Arrogant
  21. Attentive
  22. Austere
  23. Average
  24. Awkward

  25. Babyish
  26. Bad
  27. Bashful
  28. Bewildered
  29. Blasé
  30. Blowhard
  31. Boastful
  32. Bold
  33. Boorish
  34. Bored
  35. Bossy
  36. Brainy
  37. Brave
  38. Bright
  39. Brilliant
  40. Brutish
  41. Busy

  42. Calm
  43. Candid
  44. Capable
  45. Carefree
  46. Careful
  47. Careless
  48. caring
  49. Caustic
  50. Cautious
  51. Changeable
  52. Charismatic
  53. Charming
  54. Cheerful
  55. Civilised
  56. Clever
  57. Clumsy
  58. Coarse
  59. Cold-hearted
  60. Commitment-phobe
  61. Committed
  62. Communicative
  63. compassionate
  64. Competent
  65. Complacent
  66. Conceited
  67. Concerned
  68. Confident
  69. Confused
  70. Conscientious
  71. Considerate
  72. Consistent
  73. Contented
  74. Cooperative
  75. Courageous
  76. Cowardly
  77. Crafty
  78. Creative
  79. Critical
  80. Cross
  81. Cruel
  82. Cultured
  83. Curious

  84. Dainty
  85. Dangerous
  86. Daring
  87. Daring
  88. Dark
  89. Dauntless
  90. Decisive
  91. Deferential
  92. Demanding
  93. Demanding
  94. Dependable
  95. Depressed
  96. Desiccated
  97. Despondent
  98. Determined
  99. Devoted
  100. Diligent
  101. Disaffected
  102. Disagreeable
  103. Discerning
  104. discontented
  105. Discouraged
  106. Discreet
  107. Dishonest
  108. Disillusioned
  109. Disloyal
  110. Dismayed
  111. Disorganized
  112. Disparaging
  113. Disrespectful
  114. Dissatisfied
  115. Distressed
  116. Domineering
  117. Doubtful
  118. Dreamer
  119. Dreamy
  120. Dull
  121. Dutiful

  122. Eager
  123. Easygoing
  124. Effervescent
  125. Efficient
  126. Eloquent
  127. Embarrassed
  128. Encouraging
  129. Energetic
  130. Enthusiastic
  131. Equable
  132. Ethical
  133. Evil
  134. Exacting
  135. Excessive
  136. Excitable
  137. Excited
  138. Expert
  139. Exuberant

  140. Facetious
  141. Fair
  142. Faithful
  143. Faithless
  144. Fanciful
  145. Fearful
  146. Fearless
  147. Feisty
  148. ferocious
  149. Fidgety
  150. Fierce
  151. Fighter
  152. Finicky
  153. Flexible
  154. Foolish
  155. Forgetful
  156. Forgiving
  157. Formal
  158. Fortunate
  159. Foul
  160. Frank
  161. fresh
  162. friendly
  163. Frightened
  164. Frustrated
  165. Fun loving
  166. Funny
  167. Furious
  168. Fussy

  169. Garrulous
  170. Generous
  171. Gentle
  172. Giddy
  173. Gives up easily
  174. Giving
  175. Glamorous
  176. Gloomy
  177. Glum
  178. Good
  179. graceful
  180. Greedy
  181. Gregarious
  182. Grouchy
  183. Grumpy
  184. Guilty
  185. Gullible

  186. Handsome
  187. Happy
  188. Hard-working
  189. Hardy
  190. Harried
  191. Harsh
  192. Hateful
  193. Haughty
  194. Healthy
  195. Helpful
  196. Hesitant
  197. Honest
  198. Hopeful
  199. Hopeless
  200. Hospitable
  201. Hot-tempered
  202. Humble
  203. Humorous

  204. Ignorant
  205. Ill-bred
  206. Imaginative
  207. Immaculate
  208. Immature
  209. immobile
  210. Impartial
  211. Impatient
  212. impolite
  213. Impudent
  214. Impulsive
  215. Inactive
  216. Inconsiderate
  217. Inconsistent
  218. Indecisive
  219. independent
  220. Indiscriminate
  221. Indolent
  222. Industrious
  223. Inefficient
  224. Inimitable
  225. Innocent
  226. Insecure
  227. Insincere
  228. Insipid
  229. Insistent
  230. Insolent
  231. Intelligent
  232. Intolerant
  233. Intrepid
  234. Inventive

  235. Jealous
  236. Jolly
  237. Jovial
  238. Joyful

  239. Keen
  240. Kind
  241. Kindly

  242. Lackadaisical
  243. Languid
  244. Lazy
  245. Leader
  246. Lean
  247. Left-brain
  248. Liar
  249. licentious
  250. Light
  251. Light-hearted
  252. Limited
  253. Lively
  254. Logical
  255. Lonely
  256. Loquacious
  257. Loud
  258. Lovable
  259. Loves challenge
  260. Loving
  261. Loyal
  262. Lucky

  263. Malicious
  264. Mannerly
  265. Mature
  266. Mean
  267. Meek
  268. Merciful
  269. Messy
  270. Meticulous
  271. Mischievous
  272. Miserable
  273. Moody
  274. Mysterious

  275. Nagging
  276. Naïve
  277. Naughty
  278. Neat
  279. Negligent
  280. Nervous
  281. Nice
  282. No purpose
  283. Noisy
  284. Not trustworthy

  285. Obedient
  286. Obese
  287. Obliging
  288. Observant
  289. Open
  290. Optimistic
  291. Organised
  292. Outspoken
  293. Overweight

  294. Patient
  295. Patriotic
  296. Peaceful
  297. Perserverant
  298. Persistent
  299. Persuasive
  300. Perverse
  301. Pessimistic
  302. Picky
  303. Pitiful
  304. Plain
  305. Playful
  306. pleasant
  307. Pleasing
  308. Polite
  309. Poor
  310. Popular
  311. Positive
  312. Precise
  313. Pretty
  314. Prim
  315. primitive
  316. Proper
  317. Proud
  318. Prudent
  319. Punctual
  320. Purposeful
  321. Quarrelsome

  322. Quick
  323. Quick-tempered
  324. Quiet

  325. Rational
  326. Rawboned
  327. Reasonable
  328. Reckless
  329. Relaxed
  330. Reliable
  331. Religious
  332. Repugnant
  333. Repulsive
  334. Reserved
  335. Resourceful
  336. Respectful
  337. Responsible
  338. Restless
  339. Rich
  340. Rigid
  341. Risk-taking
  342. Rough
  343. rowdy
  344. Rude
  345. Ruthless

  346. Sad
  347. Safe
  348. Satisfied
  349. Scared
  350. Scatty
  351. Scheming
  352. Scrawny
  353. Scruffy
  354. Secretive
  355. Secure
  356. Self-centered
  357. Self-confident
  358. Self-controlling
  359. Selfish
  360. Sensitive
  361. Sentimental
  362. Serious
  363. Sharp
  364. Sharp-witted
  365. Shiftless
  366. Short
  367. Shrewd
  368. Shy
  369. Silly
  370. Simple
  371. simple-minded
  372. Sincere
  373. skillful
  374. Sly
  375. Smart
  376. Sneaky
  377. Soft-hearted
  378. Solitary
  379. Sorry
  380. Spendthrift
  381. Spoiled
  382. Sterile
  383. Stern
  384. Stingy
  385. Strange
  386. Strict
  387. Strong
  388. Stubborn
  389. Studious
  390. Submissive
  391. Successful
  392. Superstitious
  393. Supportive
  394. Suspicious
  395. Sweet

  396. Tactful
  397. Tactless
  398. Talented
  399. Talkative
  400. Tall
  401. Tardy
  402. Temperate
  403. Thankful
  404. Thorough
  405. Thoughtful
  406. Thoughtless
  407. Thrifty
  408. Thrilled
  409. Timid
  410. Tired
  411. Tireless
  412. Tolerant
  413. Touchy
  414. Tough
  415. Trusting
  416. Trustworthy
  417. Truthful

  418. Ugly
  419. Unconcerned
  420. Uncoordinated
  421. Undependable
  422. Understanding
  423. Unforgiving
  424. Unfriendly
  425. Ungrateful
  426. Unhappy
  427. Unkind
  428. Unmerciful
  429. Unselfish
  430. Unsuitable
  431. Upset
  432. Useful

  433. Vacant
  434. Violent
  435. Virtuous

  436. Warm
  437. Weak
  438. Wicked
  439. Wild
  440. Wise
  441. Wishy-washy
  442. Withdrawn
  443. Witty
  444. Worried
  445. Wrong

  446. Young

  447. Zany






Return from A List of Character Traits to Character Creation 

Return from A List of Character Traits to Home

 

Beat Writers' Block Forever
  From Amazon.com on Kindle only $9.99
(click image)

  

Unleash The Writer
For amazon.co.uk click here


 My novels
Available on Kindle

Tracy Culleton DONM