I am currently in the early stages of writing a story and began a bit of character development, which is crucial to the structure of the story because its going to be strongly character driven. After a bit of thinking i have come up with a rough draft of a character i see fit as my protagonist, but would like some advice from real people before I go any further. Here is the basic gist of the plot (not going to go into any detail to spare your time and keep from boring you too much) a average, antisocial high school boy's dream to do something that will be remembered for eternity has been remembered after a long time, and he realizes he must act now. Meets a friend that has a similar wish, some other plot happens, his friend dies, he is devastated, he joins the army, and his dream is most likely ended. Kinda like an American dream novel, except I also want plenty of realistic comedy and a slice of life aspect to it. Enough of the insight though, here is a rough draft of the character I have, (I know its flawed, please exploit any of them, state your opinion of what you like in a character in general, and give some advice to what could improve upon this character. Also I would like a relatable character so that would help too. Appreciated.) A young social shutout high school boy, weak physically. To amplify his physical weakness he is more feminine, small, soft face, longer silky brown hair, slim, and can easily be mistaken for a girl too. Unisex name, I'm kind of edging toward Eli. Here is the good, (These are notes I have jotted down so their fragments.) Smart, reads a lot. Thinks determinedly. Very mentally strong. Understands the world around him pretty well. He is good with walking away when needed (fights, arguments, ect.) for the most part. Definitely not naive or incompetent. Wise for his age on some subjects. Wants to prove something to the world. Not afraid to stand alone. Confident in himself and his word. Modest. Easily distinguishes good from bad. And here are some flaws. Social shutout. Impatient. Stays up all night. Can't find motivation easily. Very emotional despite being mentally strong, so basically a crybaby. Physically weak. Hard for him to hold a normal conversation. No real friends until plot happens. Has outrageous dream. Stays quiet for most part. Impulsive. Deceptively a quiet type until befriended, then he can be quite talkative. And here are some miscellaneanous traits/likes and dislikes. Loves to read, late night programming, hates mornings. No clear career choice. Favorite foods are candy and ramen, (yeah pretty unhealthy habits,) does have a playful short temper for those close to him. Inspired by figures suck as Jfk and Mlkj. Probably an odd obsession with womens cosmetics (comical, not to be taken seriously). Has a great fear of doing nothing. As i said this is just a small insight of a beta character. Advice is greatly appreciated and opening accepted. Thank you for you opinion.