Get to know your character with these 100 Questions

Posted by

100 questions to ask to really get to know your character


Character creation is like going on a blind date.  Except you made the person up (which is 100% not a psychiatric case).  So, copy and paste this beast into your preferred writing platform and get to know your character!


Note: get into the mind of your character and answer the questions as they would.


  1. What is your name?
  2. What is your title?
  3. Where are you from?
  4. Race? (This question is especially valuable in Fantasy/SciFi stories)
  5. Eye color?
  6. Skin Color?
  7. Hair Color?
  8. Favorite color?
  9. Moms name?
  10. Is mom alive/What killed Mom?
  11. Dad’s name/What killed Dad?
  12. Siblings?
  13. If yes, where are they now?
  14. Married?  Spouses name?
  15. Children? Their name(s)?
  16. Preferred fighting style?
  17. Lefty or Righty?
  18. What era were you born in?
  19. How old are you?
  20. What is your destiny?
  21. Puppies or Kittens?
  22. Guns or melee?
  23. Favorite Drink?
  24. Who is your best Friend?
  25. What makes you mad?
  26. Something you couldn’t live without?
  27. What is one thing you should do in your life before you die? (from your characters perspective)
  28. Quirks?
  29. Biggest Fear?
  30. Biggest regret?
  31. Nicknames?  Where did they come from?
  32. Morning or night person?
  33. Would you rather trade looks for intelligence, or intelligence for looks?
  34. Messy or organized person?
  35. Any Collections?
  36. Introvert or extrovert?
  37. One subject that you know the most about?
  38. If you had a warning label, what would it say?
  39. Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
  40. If you could be any animal, what would it be? And why?
  41. What is one thing you will never do again?
  42. If your life was a movie, what title would best fit?
  43. Would you rather discover new planets, or the deepest part of the ocean?
  44. If you have to choose to live without one of your senses, which would you choose?
  45. What would be the first thing you did if you became leader of a country (Or similar)?
  46. What superpower would you possess, and why?
  47. If you could time travel, would you go to the past or to the future?
  48. Craziest thing you’ve ever done?
  49. What is “home” to you?
  50. What are you most grateful for?
  51. How would your best friends describe you?
  52. How would you survive a zombie apocalypse?
  53. Would you be more likely to fight for love or money?
  54. Describe your perfect day.
  55. What is your ultimate goal in life?
  56. Wine, whiskey, or beer?
  57. What makes you the happiest?
  58. What trait do you like most about yourself?
  59. How do you de-stress?
  60. What is the craziest thing you have done, and how did it end?
  61. What sound do you love the most?
  62. Views on Astrology?
  63. What is one thing you could change about yourself?
  64. Is there anything that you refuse to do, under any circumstance?
  65. If you could live forever, how would you spend eternity?
  66. In what ways do you hold yourself back?
  67. How do you want to be remembered?
  68. What was your greatest failure, and how did it change you?
  69. What topic will you never joke about? Why?
  70. How do you want to die?
  71. Do you believe people are inherently good, or bad?
  72. Do you believe in a God(s), or higher power?
  73. What is the biggest thing missing in your life?
  74. What does it mean to be powerful?
  75. Are we obligated to help others?
  76. What is truth?
  77. What is beauty?
  78. What is Love?
  79. Do you believe in Soul Mates, and have you ever been in Love?
  80. Favorite drink?
  81. Would you join the military (or similar)?
  82. What gives your life purpose?
  83. Pessimist or optimist?
  84. Do you have an addiction?
  85. How do you deal with pain?
  86. What happens to us when we die?
  87. Dance or Sing?
  88. Guilty Pleasure?
  89. Irrational fears?
  90. If you were to die tonight, would you have any regrets?
  91. What is something that draws you to people?
  92. What is your view on rainy days?
  93. Are you a thrillseeker?
  94. If you had to change your name, what would you change it to?
  95. Any weird talents?
  96. Do you like surprises?
  97. What has been on your mind the most lately?
  98. Who/what has been your biggest teacher?
  99. Where is your happy place?
  100. Are you happy?

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s