This is a character profile I've made for the main character in a Novel I am planning. I haven't filled in education yet as I haven't researched it yet. Opinions and ways I could improve the character would help, thanks. ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Character Profile Worksheet Basic Statistics Name: Carlos Faraday Age: 38 Nationality: English Socioeconomic Level as a child: Introverted, has few friends. Socioeconomic Level as an adult: Less introverted but still has few friends, likes to keep to himself and his family matters within the family. Hometown: Bolsover Current Residence: 5 Milton St London, UK Occupation: Private Detective Income: Varies Talents/Skills: Salary: Varies Birth order: 1 Siblings (describe relationship): none. Spouse (describe relationship): Mary Faraday happily married but Carlos’ dedication to the case begins to drive them apart. Children (describe relationship): Matthew Faraday, good student, very intelligent, gets along well with father, takes an interest in the case before his father. Grandparents (describe relationship): Mike and Beth Faraday, both deceased. Grandchildren (describe relationship): None. Significant Others (describe relationship): Mary Faraday. (See above). Relationship skills: Comes across as dark and selfish due to his introverted ways, but he is able to maintain a strong relationship once it is made. Physical Characteristics: Height: 5ft 9 Weight: 165lbs Race: English/Caucasian Eye Color: Green Hair Color: Brown Glasses or contact lenses? No. Skin color: White Shape of Face: Inverted Triangle Distinguishing features: Scar across cheek from a knife wound. How does he/she dress? Jeans, black shoes, brown belt, white shirt and a brown trench coat. Mannerisms: Brushes hand back through hair a lot. Habits: (smoking, drinking etc.) Doesn’t smoke or drink. Health: Healthy, no ailments. Hobbies: Tennis and bowling, he also enjoys golf. Favorite Sayings: “It’s the thrill of the hunt...” Speech patterns: Often speaks in questions. Disabilities: None Style (Elegant, shabby etc.): Rough walk shabby style. Greatest flaw: Scared of the dark. Best quality: Intellectual/Mental/Personality Attributes and Attitudes Educational Background: Intelligence Level: 132 Any Mental Illnesses?: No. Learning Experiences: Character's short-term goals in life: What ever his case is. Character's long-term goals in life: Doesn’t really have one, keeps his mind in the present. How does Character see himself/herself? A bringer of justice. How does Character believe he/she is perceived by others? Quiet, rude and arrogant. How self-confident is the character? He has confidence in his ability to do his job but little in much else. Does the character seem ruled by emotion or logic or some combination thereof? Logic, but emotion begins to take over during the story. What would most embarass this character? Being humiliated in public, or being bested at his job. Emotional Characteristics Strengths/Weaknesses: Strong head, doesn’t get phased easily. Introvert or Extrovert? Introvert How does the character deal with anger? He directs it towards his job as determination. With sadness? Keeps it locked away. With conflict? Deals with it. With change? Accepts it. With loss? Keeps his sadness hidden. What does the character want out of life? He lives to ring down criminals. What would the character like to change in his/her life? Be more well known, get more out of his job. What motivates this character? Mostly money, but during the story it turns into hatred and determination. What frightens this character? The darkness, losing. What makes this character happy? Catching his prey. His family. Is the character judgmental of others? Very. Is the character generous or stingy? Stingy. Is the character generally polite or rude? Depends on the situation and who he is talking to. Spiritual Characteristics Does the character believe in God? No. What are the character's spiritual beliefs? He doesn’t believe in anything with no proof. Is religion or spirituality a part of this character's life? No. If so, what role does it play? ------------------------------------------------------------------------- There is also another section which says how he effects the story and other characters and what not, but I don't think I want to reveal that stuff yet. Noticed I missed out best quality as well, for some reason thinking of it is hard for me lol, also with worst quality I'm not sure about it. edit: Also noticed I forgot talent/skills as well, so yea, the blank areas are what I'm haiving trouble filling in, so any help would be appreciated.