1 - Name and gender
2 - Background:
- Race or culture
- Upbringing - how they were raised, positive or negative?
- Parents & other relatives
- Economic status
3 - Personality:
- Type - Choleric (oldest, leader, worker, persuasive, extroverted, unemotional), Phlegmatic (middle, peaceful, friendly, indecisive, introverted, unemotional), Sanguine (youngest, playful, unorganized, talkative, extroverted, emotional), or Melancholy (only, perfect, artistic, sensitive, introverted, emotional).
- Strengths - what are they good at?
- Weaknesses - impulses, issues, etc.
- Goals - this can be what propels the story.
4 - Physical attributes:
- Eye/hair color
5 - Misc.:
- Other - any other details not covered above.
Anything else you add when designing your characters?
And if anyone would like a copy of my characterization sheet, just email me!