Saturday, September 10, 2011

September’s Saturday Character Questionnaire



Our Saturday Character Questionnaire continues today with four more parts to our mother of all character interviews.  Last week we asked our characters four sets of questions.  The Basics, Family, Friends and Relationships with Others, and Growing Up (Childhood).  If you missed the first post that had parts 1-4, you can find it by clicking here:  


This next set dives deeper into what makes our hero/heroine who they are now.  Got that refreshing drink poured for them?  Sit them down and ask away.


Part Five
Growing Up (Teen/Young Adult)

  • How much schooling have you had?
  • Did you enjoy school?
  • Where did you learn most of your skills and other abilities?
  • While growing up did you have any role models other than your parents? Describe them.
  •  While growing up, how did you get along with other members of your family?
  • How old were you when you went on your first date?  Describe the date.
  • What is your favorite memory from your teen years?
  • What is your worst memory from your teen years?
  • When and with whom was your first kiss?
  • Are you a virgin? If not, when and with whom did you love your virginity?
  • Describe any influences in your past that led you to do the thing you do today.



Part Six
Past Influences
  • What do you consider the most important event of your life so far?
  • Who has had the most influence on you?
  • What do you consider your greatest achievement?
  • What is your greatest regret
  • What is the most evil thing you have ever done?
  • Do you have a criminal record of any kind?
  • When was the time you were most frightened?
  • What is the most embarrassing thing that ever happened to you?
  • If you could change one thing from your past, what would it be and why?
  • What is your best memory?
  • What is your worst memory?
  • When and where were you the happiest?


Part Seven
Beliefs and Opinions
  • Are you optimistic or pessimistic?
  • What is your greatest fear?
  • Have you told any one your fear before?
  • Who would be the one person you’d never tell your fear to?
  • What are your religious views?
  • What are your political views?
  • What are your views on sex?
  •  Are you able to kill?
  • Under what circumstances do you find killing to be acceptable or unacceptable?
  • In your opinion, what is the most evil thing any human being could do?
  • Do you believe in the existences of soul mates and /or true love?
  • What do you believe makes a successful life?
  • How honest are you about your thoughts and feelings? (Meaning do you hide your true self from others and in what way)?
  • Do you have any biases or prejudices?
  • Is there anything you absolutely refuse to do under any circumstances? Why?
  • Who or what, if any, would you die for? (or go to extremes for)?
  • What is your best feature, in your opinion?
  • What do you think of drugs and alcohol? Are there any types that people should never do? Why or why not?
  • What is your idea of perfect happiness?
  • What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?


Part Eight
Likes and Dislikes
  • What is/are your favorite hobbies and pastimes?
  • What is your most treasured possession?
  • What is your favorite color? Why?
  • What is your least favorite color? Why?
  • What is your favorite food? Why?
  • What is your least favorite food? Why?
  • What is your favorite sound? Why?
  • What is your least favorite sound? Why?
  • What is your favorite smell/scent? Why?
  • What is your least favorite smell/scent? Why?
  • What, if anything, do you like to read?
  • What is your idea of good entertainment?
  • How do you spend a typical Saturday night?
  • What makes you laugh?
  • What makes you laugh out lout, hysterically?
  • What makes you cry?
  • What makes you cry, hysterically?
  • What, if anything, shocks or offends you?
  • What would you do if you couldn’t sleep and had to find something to amuse yourself?
  • how do you deal with stress?
  • Are you spontaneous or do you always need to have a plan?
  • What are you pet peeves?
  • Where do you go when you’re angry or depressed?
  • What do you do when you’re bored?
  • What type of music do you like? Favorite bands or musicians?
  • What tape or CD hasn’t left your player since you bought it? Why?
  • What song is “your song”? Why?
  • What is your favorite movie? Why?
  • What is your least favorite movie? Why?
  • What is your favorite stage play? Why?
  • What is your least favorite stage play? Why?
  • What is your favorite book? Why?
  • What is your least favorite book? Why?
  • Who is your favorite author/writer? Why?
  • Who is your least favorite author/writer? Why?
  • What do you watch on Television?
  • What annoys you more than anything else?
  • What time of day is your favorite? Why?
  • What time of day is your lease favorite? Why?
  • What kind of weather is your favorite? Why?
  • What kind of weather is your least favorite? Why?
  • What is the most beautiful thing you have ever seen?
  • What is the most awful thing you have ever seen?
  • What is your favorite drink? Why?
  • What is your least favorite drink? Why?
  • What is your favorite animal? Why?
  • What is your least favorite animal? Why?
  • What sorts of things embarrass you?


And that’s it for another installment of September’s Saturday Character Questionnaire.  We’re getting into some deeper levels to our characters and finding out what really makes them tick.  How's it going? Are they coming alive?

More to come next Saturday thanks to Anastasia V. Pergakis.  With her permission I’m able to pass it along to you! 




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2 comments:

Kay Dee Royal said...

Charlene - I picked up your first parts on the Character Questionnaire - very good 'stuff' to have when developing a character. Thank you for sharing it. You've organized it perfectly.

Charlene A. Wilson said...

Thank you, Kay Dee. I have Anastasia to thank for putting it together, actually. She's the organized one. ;) Hope you'll stop by for the third installment next week. :D