In a lot of the short stories that I have written I have not given my main characters a physical description. At most I give them a gender. In my current book, I have not given my main character any traits, and if I were going to it would be something generic like "brown hair and brown eyes" because they are dominant genetic traits and I didn't care enough to really think about it, but I wouldn't say how long her hair is or what shades of brown. As far as her description goes, I have described her hands, not by color of her skin, but by the size comparing it to the people around her. (The size, and change of size, are indicative of a larger phenomena going on in her life.) Most of my IRL writing friends are obsessively detailed about their characters and the worlds around them. They know all the little details, and I'm over here like "yeah I don't know or care what they look like." It's pretty funny because it irritates them that I somehow make my lack of caring work. Only one character in my book receives true descriptions, and it's because they are a) not human and b) its appearance is important to what's happening in the book. For me I just don't really care if it doesn't support the story in a meaningful way. How do you all feel about reading character descriptions or writing them? How much is too much or too little?