I have two major characters in my story that im not sure if i've given enough flaws and weaknesses to make them real and true. My first is tough becuase she is a super genius and has abilities in many feilds (physics, math, logic, she speaks five languages and plays several instruments). I want to give her an adaquate amout of flaws to offset her skillset. Arrogance is not a flaw option becuase although she acts very confident, she has very low self esteem becuase of emotional abuse as a child. So far these are the flaws ive given her: 1. Gets wrapped up in her projects and "thinkng" things and often emoionally neglects her friends and family 2. Very impatient with others when the dont grasp a concept/finish a task as fast as she would 3. Has a fairly short temper and has a tendancy to chuck things at wall when mad 4. Extreme adreniline addict- it takes the pain away. when especialy upset about somthing, this can turn to very dangerous life-threatenig activities. I didnt add any of these flaws specifically to offset her brain capacity, they just happened as part of how i feel my character. But it got to thinking maybe they are not enough and i should add more. My second character seems to have no flaws at all and thats bad news!!! Haha. He is a police detective who is very compasionate and involved with his cases (quite a bit too emotional which i veiw as a flaw but most people find endearing haha) he has guilt issues becuase as a yound man, he let his teenage brother drive is car and the brother hit and killed a seven year old. My character took the blame for the accident and said he was driving becuase he feels it is his fault. He can be forcefull and in control when he needs to be but he's uncomfortable in that role, and it most part of his life he can be hesitant and somtimes indecisive. (i get a similar feel off this character that i get off of peppernpots from the iron man movies. Not anything specific, just a general attitude) Any ideas for flaws/ other qualities i could add to fill out this character? He feels a little bit flat especially for a main character in a severl-book series. Thanks!