I'm currently having trouble with my protagonist. For many people, the protagonist comes naturally to them after some time, but mine is still evading me. I just don't get her. I basically have two personalities for her at once and it is hindering the story. I want her to be well-rounded and three dimensional, but I don't want her to have a contradictory personality. I want her to develop and mature, but still retain the same basic traits she had in the beginning. I can't decide whether she is a feisty, sarcastic, brash, and fiercely independent girl or a quirky, serene, calm mannered, yet forceful girl with a rebellious streak. One of my friends who read a short part of my story said she thought my protagonist was a mix between Ginny Weasley and Luna Lovegood from the Harry Potter series. The problem, she said, was that those are two contradictory characters. Sometimes, my heroine would seem calm and serene, but still funny and at other times she would be hot-tempered and feisty. She felt like she was reading about two different characters in the same body so to speak. I need advice on how to fix this problem. How do you figure out the details of your character's personality? If you use a character profile template, can you recommend it to me? And where do you get your inspiration and ideas for your character's personality? Not having a firm grip on mine is messing with the story. Please help.