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Personality

Disposition

Disposition
This is the general emotional state of the character. Which emotion most defines their behavior?

Examples
Angry                  Curious
Apathetic            • Excited
Ashamed             Joyful
Anxious               Melancholy
Calm                    Reflective 

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Stability

Stability
A base depiction of the character's temperament and composure. How do they react under stress?

Examples
  • Balanced             • Explosive
  • Deranged            • Restrained
  • Complacent        • Psychotic

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Sense of Humor

Sense of Humor
The manner in which the character perceives jocularity or playfulness. Is the character fun, no fun, something else entirely?

Examples
  • Boisterous           • Jokey
  • Crude                   • Mean
  • Cynical                • None
  • Dry                       • Slapstick
  • Gleeful                 • Surreal

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Outlook

Outlook
This is how characters views things beyond their control. How do they view the outside world?

Examples
  • Absurdity          • Foreboding
  • Bleakness          • Hopeful
  • Confidence        • Naively
  • Cynicism           • Resigned
  • Distrusting       • Trusting

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Integrity

Integrity
The quality of honesty or virtue to which the character aspires. What are the characters moral, ethical, and work principals?

Example
  • Deceitful            • Manipulative
  • Honest               • Meticulous
  • Impractical       • Pragmatic
  • Industrious       • Responsible
  • Lazy                   • Unreliable

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Impulsiveness

Impulsiveness
The degree to which the character gives forethought or considers consequences before acting. How quickly do they react to situations.

Examples
  • Deliberate           • Rash
  • Excitable             • Overzealous
  • Focused               • Thoughtful

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Affinity

Affinity
This is how the character views others (possibly directed at specific groups, races, etc). How do they treat people?

Examples
  • Altruistic                • Needy
  • Empathetic            • Nurturing
  • Greedy                   • Supportive
  • Narcissistic            • Uncaring

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