Characterization Chart

Character’s Name:
Sex:
Age:

Physical appearance (body type, hair, eyes, facial features, dress, posture, movements, mannerisms, speech):

Personal history that may influence motivation (education, religion, family, early childhood experiences, financial situation, profession, marital status, other relationships, habits, surroundings/environment, health):

The inner person (distinctive personality traits, self-image, yearnings/dreams, fears/apprehensions, sense of humor, code of ethics, attitudes):

Other details (hobbies, favorite foods, colors, books, music, art):

Positive traits:

Negative traits (character flaws):

Why is important for this character to have these traits/attitudes to play his or her intended role in your novel?


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