One Hour Character Sheets

One Hour Character Sheets

 

I’ve created a monster, or at least a way to understand that monster. My character sheets have become an invaluable resource for my story building. So without further huzzah, here are the questions that take me roughly one hour to complete:

One Hour Character Sheets

Name (real/nickname/meaning):

A/S/L (age/gender/location):

Theme Song:

Describe in One Word:

Meyer’s Briggs Personality Type:

Body Type:

Eyes:

Hair:

Skin:

Face:

Voice Tone:

Posture:

What does s/he smell like?

Style of Clothes (goth/nerd/jock):

Prized Possession

circle the best fit for the character

Loner 2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9 Popular

Introvert 2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9 Extrovert

Unhealthy 2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9 Healthy

Day 2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9 Night

Optimist 2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9 Pessimist

Simple 2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9 Intelligent

Uncertain 2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9 Confident

Controlled 2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9 Emotional

Casual 2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9 Formal

Cautious 2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9 Reckless

Rude 2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9 Polite

Alignment (LG/NG/CG/LN/N/CN/LE/NE/CE):

Learning Type (Auditory/Visual/Kinesthetic)

Humor (Dark/dry/witty/sarcastic/dirty/childish/intellectual/ironic)

Vice (Pride/Greed/Gluttony/Lust/Envy/Sloth/Wrath)

Virtue (Patient/Diligent/Chaste/Temperate/Charity/Kind/Humble)

Mannerisms/Gestures/Quirks:

Best/Worst Feature:

Birth Order:

Parent Background:

How Childhood affects them:

What is their current marital/romantic status:

Occupation/Role (why?):

Hobbies/Interests:

Extremely Skilled at:

Best Friend:

Nemesis:

Dreams/Desires/Passions:

Nightmares/Regrets/Fears:

Dirty Little Secret:

Spiritual Beliefs/Superstitions:

Best thing that has happened to them:

Worst thing that has happened to them:

Mood/Attitude:

Describe their “Sanctuary”:

First Impressions:

Stranger Impressions:

Friendly Impressions:

Enemy Impressions:

Familiar Impressions:

Self-Impressions:

2 Strengths:

2 Weaknesses:

Significance of Character:

Primary/Secondary Objective (Motivation):

How do they grow:

Catchphrase/Signature Quote:

Seinfield Description:

Comparison (S/he’s like…):


I often write more than just “brown” for eyes or hair. A short blurb you can copy into your story works best for those descriptions. This is your info dump. I try to give everyone a “Dirty Little Secret” that sometimes creeps into the story to add depth to a character arc.

“Impressions” are one of the most important areas to bring the characters to life. They are the ways other people see them and drive some of their motivations. What does their family think of them? Enemy? How do they feel about themselves?
Feel free to add or remove questions as you see fit. This is something you can pirate as much as you like, YAR!
I’m always on the lookout to improve these as well. Let me know your questions or methods for character creation in the comments below.

 

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