In general, with different stories, something I struggle with overall is creating interesting dynamics when groups of characters have to interact together. Basically any portion of a novel that involves a group "journey," like Katniss's fellow Hunger Games tributes, or the faction mates in Divergent or the group journey of LOTR. Don't get me wrong, I'm not comparing my own story to those (lol) but I'm referring to that type of situation where the plot logistics involve the main character interacting with others. I write in first-person present, and have no issue getting deep into the head of the character I'm writing, but I have a hard time making 3D characters when they're described externally through the MC (i.e. since I'm not inside their POV). Also, I have a hard time with creating interesting dynamics between them. I really don't want to go the route where everything becomes a corny, stereotypical love triangle or full of romance jealousy drama. And, no matter how much I research the subject and read other books, I feel like all my secondary/group member characters end up being either really flat, or like caricatures, and I end up hating the scenes I've written that involve group dynamics. Does anyone have any tips with this? It's not an issue that's specific to the plot of one scenario, since I have this issue with all my stories. Because of it, it's not like I'm writing long "a group goes on a journey for the entire book" storylines, but sometimes group dynamics are inevitable.