Here’s my lazy attempt (I know, self-deprecation isn’t cool) at filling out a character profile for the love interest in my WIP.
(Fans of Midnight Poppyland will be happy to know that Tora was one of Caleb’s inspirations.)
Name: Caleb (last name being worked)
Nationality: Leaning towards Korean
Socioeconomic Level as a child: Poor
Socioeconomic Level as an adult: Wealthy
Hometown: Unknown Ghetto
Current Residence: Penthouse of The Victoria in fictional city
Occupation: Enforcer of the Kwan-Ryung crime organization. (Kwan means strong. Ryung means bright)
Talents/Skills: Cooking. Shutting off his humanity and hurting people. Parkour. Hand-to-hand combat.
Birth order: Orphaned. No known family.
Significant Others (describe relationship): None currently.
Relationship skills: Barely. Does not get emotionally invested. Relationships are generally need based. Has had very few. Has a “women take away focus” philosophy.
Weight: Unsure, but more lean muscle than bulky
Race: Not mentioned specifically, so still debating.
Eye Color: Light brown, caramel almost
Hair Color: dark brown, almost black
Glasses or contact lenses? Contacts out. Wears glasses at home.
Skin color: Always looks sun-kissed
Shape of Face: Square. Sharp angles.
Distinguishing features: Eyes look unnatural
How does he/she dress? Wealthy trendy.
Mannerisms: stoic. Clenches jaw when stressed or angry.
Habits: (smoking, drinking etc.) I cant remember if he smokes lol
Health: very good health. Livelihood depends on it.
Hobbies: Reading. Also, I like to think he secretly loves kdramas.
Style (Elegant, shabby etc.): Trendy
Greatest flaw: Over-protective. The whole organized crime thing.
Best quality: Loyalty.
Intellectual/Mental/Personality Attributes and Attitudes
Educational Background: Private school. Diploma.
Intelligence Level: Very smart.
Any Mental Illnesses? Buried trauma. Rage issues.
Learning Experiences: A rough life.
Character’s short-term goals in life: Whatever his employer needs.
Character’s long-term goals in life: whatever his employer needs.
How does Character see himself/herself? An intimidating brute.
How does Character believe he/she is perceived by others? An intimidating brute.
How self-confident is the character? Very.
Does the character seem ruled by emotion or logic or some combination thereof? Logic
What would most embarrass this character? To fail his employer
Introvert or Extrovert? Extroverted Introvert
How does the character deal with anger? Punches things. Works out. Pretty much all negative emotions
What does the character want out of life? To not feel lonely. To not feel reliant on others.
What would the character like to change in his/her life? He sometimes wants to take the wealth he has and retire in another city.
What motivates this character? His childhood. His employer.
What frightens this character? His employer.
What makes this character happy?
Is the character judgmental of others? He can be. It’s part of his job
Is the character generous or stingy? Generous
Is the character generally polite or rude? Polite to some. Rude to enemies.
How the Character is Involved in the Story: love interest. Job and acquaintances
Character’s role in the novel (main character? hero? heroine? Romantic interest? etc.): Romantic interest
Scene where character first appears: Night club
Relationships with other characters:
1. Character’s Name (Describe relationship with this character and changes to relationship over the course of the novel): Quinn. Employer’s son. Best friend. Went to school “together” (employer had him go to protect Quinn. But cared about Caleb’s grades). Roommates. Very open with each other.
How character is different at the end of the novel from when the novel began: He’s softer. Finds actual meaning in himself and his own life outside of his violent upbringing.