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25 Flaws that Will Make Your Main Character Approachable
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She Writes
January 2019
Written by
She Writes
January 2019

When you’re crafting your characters, you always have to keep in mind the way your readers will relate to them. Because perfection isn’t something audiences will find relatable, it’s important to give your characters flaws. Whether it’s your characters finding approachability in each other or readers feeling some kind of connection to the people on the page, there are tons of characteristics that you can give to your characters in order to make them seem more human and real.

Unsure of how to give your character characteristics that will make them more approachable? Here are 25 of our favorites to get you started:

  1. Anxious

  2. Practical

  3. Blunt

  4. Rebellious

  5. Dishonest

  6. Fierce

  7. Idealist

  8. Self-Martyr

  9. Proud

  10. Nervous

  11. Absent-minded

  12. Unpredictable

  13. Tongue-tied

  14. Gullible

  15. Theatrical

  16. Perfectionist

  17. Temperamental

  18. Withdrawn

  19. Reckless

  20. Pessimist

  21. Soft-hearted

  22. Phobic

  23. Overzealous

  24. Timid

  25. Meddlesome


Need more ideas for your characters? Here are 100 more character flaws for you to use as you sit down to write.

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