What I mean by this is when, despite attempts otherwise, you end up writing basically the same main character regardless of the tale one's trying to tell. In my case, if I ever attempt to have a male lead, the character is always introverted to an extreme, is, at the oldest, in their early 20s, and is terrible at academics and/or athletics. For who they resemble, they frequently come off as Sato from Welcome to the N.H.K., if in an American context somehow. It doesn't matter what type of tale I tried to write, or how ludicrous such a character would be in the context of the story, if they are male, and the lead, they end transforming into the above. Now, this isn't an inherently bad character, but obviously, this isn't an appropriate type of character for every story. So I wonder, do you ever get stuck into ruts like this? If so, what do you think caused them? Was it a lack of exposure to other character concepts? Or something else? Please share your thoughts on this, regardless.