Character Questionnaire

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Want to make sure your character is a more fully realized character? Answer a few questions. Below are 75 questions to ask yourself about your character. Start by picking the most interesting questions and answering them. It’s most helpful to answer questions you don’t have an immediate answer to. Try to answer with more than a few words or a single sentence, treat each question as if it were an essay question.

  1. What is your full name? Do you have any nicknames?
  2. Where and when were you born?
  3. Who are/were your parents? (Know their names, occupations, personalities, etc.)
  4. Do you have any siblings? What are/were they like?
  5. Where do you live now, and with whom? Describe the place and the person/people.
  6. Write a full physical description of yourself. You might want to consider factors such as: height, weight, race, hair and eye color, style of dress, and any tattoos, scars, or distinguishing marks.
  7. To which social class do you belong?
  8. Do you have any allergies, diseases, or other physical weaknesses?
  9. Are you right- or left-handed?
  10. What does your voice sound like?
  11. What words and/or phrases do you use very frequently?
  12. What do you have in your pockets?
  13. Do you have any quirks, strange mannerisms, annoying habits, or other defining characteristics?
  14. How would you describe your childhood in general?
  15. What is your earliest memory?
  16. How much schooling have you had?
  17. Did you enjoy school?
  18. Do you have any role models? If so, describe them.
  19. How do you get along with the other members of your family?
  20. What do you want to be when you grew up?
  21. What are your favorite activities?
  22. What kinds of personality traits do you display?
  23. Are you popular? Who are your friends, and what are they like?
  24. Have you had your first kiss? When and with whom was your first kiss?
  25. Are you a virgin? If not, when and with whom did you lose your virginity?
  26. What do you consider the most important event of your life so far?
  27. Who has had the most influence on you?
  28. What do you consider your greatest achievement?
  29. What is your greatest regret?
  30. What is the most evil thing you have ever done?
  31. Do you have a criminal record of any kind?
  32. When was the time you were the most frightened?
  33. What is the most embarrassing thing ever to happen to you?
  34. What is your best memory?
  35. What is your worst memory?
  36. Are you basically optimistic or pessimistic?
  37. What is your greatest fear?
  38. What are your religious views?
  39. What are your political views?
  40. What are your views on sex?
  41. In your opinion, what is the most evil thing any human being could do?
  42. Do you have any biases or prejudices?
  43. Is there anything you absolutely refuse to do under any circumstances? Why do you refuse to do it?
  44. Who is the most important person in your life, and why?
  45. Who is the person you respect the most, and why?
  46. Who are your friends? Do you have a best friend? Describe these people.
  47. How close are you to your family?
  48. Who would you turn to if you were in desperate need of help?
  49. Do you trust anyone to protect you? Who, and why?
  50. If you died or went missing, who would miss you?
  51. Who is the person you despise the most, and why?
  52. Do you tend to argue with people, or avoid conflict?
  53. Do you tend to take on leadership roles in social situations?
  54. Do you like interacting with large groups of people? Why or why not?
  55. Do you care what others think of you?
  56. What is/are your favorite hobbies and pastimes?
  57. What is your most treasured possession?
  58. What is your favorite color?
  59. What is your favorite food?
  60. What, if anything, do you like to read?
  61. What is your idea of good entertainment (consider music, movies, art, etc.)?
  62. Do you smoke, drink, or use drugs? If so, why? Do you want to quit?
  63. How do you spend a typical Saturday night?
  64. What makes you laugh?
  65. What, if anything, shocks or offends you?
  66. What would you do if you had insomnia and had to find something to do to amuse yourself?
  67. Are you spontaneous, or do you always need to have a plan?
  68. What are your pet peeves?
  69. What is your greatest strength as a person?
  70. What is your greatest weakness?
  71. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
  72. Are you generally introverted or extroverted?
  73. Are you generally organized or messy?
  74. What three words best describe your personality?
  75. What three words would others probably use to describe you?

Character Questionnaire

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