INTERVIEW YOUR CHARACTER
(YOUNG ADULT VERSION)
Choose an original character you have created. All questions must be answered from the character's perspective. The character should remain "in character" throughout the interview. The character may refuse to answer a given question, but must say something in reply to it. The character must answer truthfully, but that does not necessarily mean that their answers must be true, only that the character believes them to be true. Have fun.
. VITAL STATISTICS
. ABILITIES AND TRAITS
. HISTORY AND INFLUENCES
. PERSONAL TASTES AND OPINIONS
. SELF IMAGE
. KEY SOCIAL INFLUENCE
. GOALS AND DREAMS
1: What is your full name?
2: Do you have a nickname, pseudonym, or alternate identity?
3: How tall are you?
4: How much do you weigh?
5: What kind of build do you have (are you thin, fat, gangly, muscular, etc.)?
6: Describe your hair. What colour is it? What style do you keep it in?
7: What colour are your eyes?
8: What is your ethnicity?
9: Do you have any unusual physical features?
10: Are you considered to be attractive?
11: What does your voice sound like?
12: What kind of accent do you have?
13: Do you have a favourite quote or commonly used saying?
14: Is there any particular facial expression that you are known to wear often (dour glare, cheeky grin, etc.)?
15: Are you known for having any particular mannerisms (gestures, habits, or ways of doing things)?
16: Do you have any allergies, diseases, debilitating injuries, or other physical weaknesses?
17: Do you have any scars, tattoos or birthmarks?
18: How good is your personal hygiene?
19: Do you wear perfume or cologne?
20: What is your preferred style of dress?
21: Do you wear glasses or contact lenses? If so, are you nearsighted or farsighted?
22: Do you wear jewellery or other accessories?
23: Are you left or right-handed?
24: How old are you exactly?
25: When is your birthday?
26: Where were you born?
27: Where do you live now?
28: What is your nationality?
29: What is your occupation?
30: Do you belong to any exclusive groups (guilds, clubs, teams, religious sects, etc.)?
31: Do you hold any rank or special position within your occupation or group (team captain, chairman, chief engineer, head nurse, treasurer, etc.)?
32: What social class do you belong to?
33: Do you hold any noble titles or estates?
34: Do you have a criminal record?
35: Who are/were your parents? Tell us about them.
36: Do you have any siblings? If so, tell us about them.
37: Who are/were your grandparents?
38: Do you have any aunts, uncles, or cousins?
39: Do you have a notorious or celebrated ancestor? If so, tell us how their legacy affects you.
40: How close are you to your family in general?
41: Are you basically an optimist, a realist, or a pessimist?
42: Are you spontaneous or do you always need to have a plan?
43: Do you like to take risks or do you prefer to play it safe?
44: Are you generally laid back or are you inclined to worry?
45: Do you like to make jokes or do you prefer to keep things serious?
46: How well do you work under pressure/to a deadline?
47: Do you prefer to work with your head or your hands?
48: Would you call yourself a perfectionist?
49: What makes you happy, and why?
50: What makes you sad, and why?
51: What makes you angry, and why?
52: What gets you excited, and why?
53: What makes you stressed, and why?
54: What makes you frustrated, and why?
55: Are you short tempered? How well do you keep your cool?
56: How easily do you get depressed or discouraged?
57: When was the last time you cried?
58: Do you have any fears or phobias? What is your greatest fear?
59: What gives you a feeling of satisfaction or fulfilment?
60: Do you adhere to a code of conduct which guides or restricts your actions?
61: Do you make promises or oaths? If so, do you keep them?
62: Do people consider you to be trustworthy?
63: Do you have any secrets? If so, does anybody know about them, and how did they find out?
64: List three of your quirks or other defining characteristics.
65: Do you have any bad habits? If so, have you tried to kick them?
66: Do you have any good habits?
67: Do you have any vices?
68: Describe what would be a typical day/week for you?
ABILITIES AND TRAITS:
69: Do you have any special skills or abilities? If so, how did you acquire them?
70: Do you have any serious difficulties with certain skills or abilities?
71: Are you particularly athletic?
72: Do you participate in any kind of sports?
73: Can you ride an animal, or drive a vehicle of some kind?
74: Are you proficient in any martial or combative skills (martial arts, fencing, gunfighting, etc.)?
75: Are you gifted when it comes to intellectual pursuits?
76: Do you speak more than one language?
77: Do you have a good memory, or do you tend to forget things?
78: How long is your attention span?
79: How good is your sense of direction? Do you get lost easily?
80: Are you particularly artistic?
81: Do you have any talent for music?
82: Can you dance?
83: Do you have any acting talent?
84: Can you cook?
85: Do you have any knowledge of medicine?
86: Are you any good with machines or electronics?
87: Who is the most important person in your life and why?
88: Do you have a significant other? If so, tell us about them.
89: What do you look for in a potential romantic partner?
90: Who is the person you respect the most and why?
91: Do you have a mentor or person to look up to? If so, tell us how they influenced you.
92: Who is the person you despise the most and why?
93: Do you have any rivals? If so, describe the nature of your rivalry.
94: Do you have any enemies? If so, tell us about them and why they are your enemy.
95: Do you tend to argue with people, or do you try to avoid conflict?
96: How quickly do you judge others?
97: How long do you usually have to know somebody before you are willing to trust them?
98: Do you hold grudges?
99: Do you have a lot of friends?
100: Who is your best friend?
101: Do you find it easy to make friends?
102: How well do you get along with strangers?
103: In social situations, do you tend to take the lead, or go with the flow?
104: Do you like interacting with large groups of people, or do you prefer small groups?
105: Do you like spending time alone?
106: If you had to be stuck on a deserted island, who is the one person you would want to have with you, and why?
107: Who is the last person you would want to be stuck on a deserted island with?
108: Are you a listener or a talker?
109: Do you like to pull practical jokes, play pranks, or tease others?
110: Do you like children?
111: Do you like animals?
112: Do you have any pets or animal companions?
113: How do you relate to members of a different race?
114: How do you relate to members of the same gender as yours?
115: How about members of the opposite gender?
116: How do you relate to people from a different social class?
117: How do you get along with people in general?
118: Are you inclined to act differently among certain people or groups?
HISTORY AND INFLUENCES:
119: How would you describe your childhood in general?
120: What is your earliest memory?
121: Did you go to school? If so, tell us about your school life. Did you enjoy it?
122: How many friends did you have when you were young? Are you still friends with any of them?
123: Who was your best friend when you were young? Are they still your friend?
124: As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
125: Have you ever travelled outside of your home country? If so, to where?
126: Tell us about your first date.
127: When, and with whom, was your first kiss?
128: Have you had many romantic interests in your life?
129: Have you ever been pursued by a romantic admirer?
130: Have you ever pursued someone romantically, yourself?
131: Have you ever been in love? If so, tell us what happened.
132: Are you a virgin? If not, when and with whom did you lose your virginity?
133: Have you ever lost anyone special to you? If so, how did your loss affect you?
134: What do you consider to be the most important event of your life so far?
135: What do you consider to be your greatest achievement?
136: What is your greatest regret?
137: Tell us about the best day of your life.
138: Now tell us about the worst day of your life.
139: What is the most embarrassing or shameful thing to ever happen to you?
140: Have you ever been in a life-or-death situation?
141: Have you ever killed someone?
142: Tell us about the most frightening experience of your life?
143: What is the most evil thing you have ever done?
144: Do you think people are basically good or evil at heart?
145: In your opinion, what is the most evil thing any person could do?
146: Do you believe in a god? If so, which one and why?
147: Do you believe in an afterlife?
148: Do you believe in miracles?
149: Do you believe in angels, demons, or other such supernatural beings?
150: Do you believe in ghosts?
151: What is your general view of religion?
152: Are you superstitious?
153: What are your views on gambling?
154: Do you believe in luck?
155: How much do you value money?
156: What are your views on politics?
157: Do you support any causes or charities?
158: What are your views on lying?
159: What are your views on theft?
160: What are your views on killing?
161: What are your views on crime and punishment?
162: What are your views on sex?
163: Do you believe in the existence of soul mates and/or true love?
164: Do you believe in self-sacrifice for the greater good?
165: Are you patriotic?
166: Are you inclined to voice your opinions and beliefs?
167: How far will you go to defend your beliefs?
168: How much do you respect the beliefs and opinions of others?
169: Do you consider certain groups, or types of people, to be inferior to you or beneath you?
170: How honest are you about your thoughts and feelings?
PERSONAL TASTES AND OPINIONS:
171: What is your favourite pastime?
172: Do you have any hobbies?
173: Do you collect things?
174: What is your favourite colour?
175: What is your favourite food? What is your least favourite food?
176: What is your favourite drink? Do you have a least favourite drink?
177: What kind of music do you like?
178: Do you have a favourite song?
179: Is there a particular type of music that you can't stand?
180: Do you like to read? If so, what kind of books do you prefer?
181: Do you have an interest in art (paintings, sculpture, etc.)?
182: What kind of mass entertainment do you prefer (theatre, sports, live music, etc.)?
183: Do you like to get dressed up, or do you prefer casual wear?
184: Which is your favourite season and why?
185: What is your favourite topic of conversation?
186: Is there anything that truly bores you to tears?
187: What is your most treasured possession?
188: If you could have one thing, anything in the world, what would it be (any physical thing)?
189: Do you like living where you are now?
190: If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you choose to live?
191: How do you prefer to travel?
192: Do you drink alcohol?
193: Do you smoke?
194: Do you use drugs?
195: Do you solicit prostitutes?
196: How do you spend a typical Saturday night?
197: How do you spend a rainy day?
198: How do you deal with stress? Is there anything you do to help you relax (play music, take a hot bath, drink, etc.)?
199: Do you laugh a lot? What do you find funny?
200: Is there anything in particular that shocks or offends you?
201: What are your pet peeves?
202: What is your greatest strength as a person?
203: What is your greatest weakness as a person?
204: Do you generally think with your head or your heart?
205: Are you generally introverted or extroverted?
206: What kind of personal qualities do you most respect in others?
207: Do you have those qualities?
208: If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
209: Do you consider yourself to be attractive?
210: Do you like yourself?
211: Do you consider yourself to be a good person?
212: What do other people say is your best quality?
213: What do other people say is your worst quality?
214: How would you say people view you as a person, generally?
215: Do you care what others think of you?
216: What three words would you choose to best describe your personality?
217: What three words would others probably use to describe you?
KEY SOCIAL INFLUENCE:
218: Choose a person you know well. It could be a family member, friend, romance partner, mentor, rival, enemy, or anything else as long as they have had a major impact on your life. I am going to ask you several questions about them.
219: Who are they to you (friend, mentor, enemy, etc.)?
220: Who are they in general (their occupation, social status, place in the world, etc.)?
221: Tell us what he or she looks like.
222: Give us a general impression of their personality.
223: What are this person's goals? Do these goals coincide or conflict with yours?
224: What is your general opinion of this person?
225: How did you meet this person, or, if you've known them your whole life, what is your earliest memory of them?
226: How did your relationship develop into what it has become (how did you become friends, partners, enemies, etc.)?
227: Have you always had this kind of relationship with them, or was it different at some point? If so, how did your relationship change?
228: How often do you see this person?
229: Given the choice, would you like to see them more, or less?
230: Tell us something good about this person.
231: Now tell us something bad about them.
232: Have you ever been in direct conflict with this person (in a fight, competition, popularity contest, etc.)?
233: Have you ever worked together with them to achieve a common goal?
234: Tell us something you have learned from them?
235: How would you feel if this person were to succeed in life, especially at something you wish to succeed in, yourself?
236: How would you feel if they were to die?
237: What would you do if they were to walk into the room right now?
GOALS AND DREAMS:
238: Do you ever want to get married?
239: Do you want children?
240: Do you have a lifelong dream?
241: What goal do you most want to achieve within the next year?
242: Where do you see yourself in five years?
243: Where do you see yourself in ten years?
244: Where do you see yourself in twenty years?
245: What is your most cherished fantasy?
246: If you had the opportunity to do anything with your life, and you had absolute assurance that you would succeed, what would you do?
247: If you could choose, how would you want to die?
248: What is the one thing you would like to be remembered for after your death?
249: If you had the chance to live part of your life over again, what is the one thing you would choose to do differently?
250: Why have you decided to live your life the way you do?