At a loss for character traits? Feel like all of your characters are too similar or too blah? What better way to add a little depth and variety to your manuscript's cast than by checking out the friendly neighborhood zodiac.
Get’em right here, folks! Built-in traits for up to 12, count’em 12 gorgeous, three-dimensional characters.
Is your character a ...
Capricorn: Practical, ambitious, humorous BUT pessimistic, miserly, and rigid
Aquarius: Friendly, honest, original BUT unpredictable and detached
Pisces: Imaginative, selfless, sensitive BUT escapist, secretive, easily led
Aries: Adventurous, courageous, confident BUT quick-tempered, impatient, impulsive
Taurus: Patient, warmhearted, reliable BUT jealous, inflexible, self-indulgent
Gemini: Adaptable, eloquent, lively BUT nervous, inconsistent, cunning
Cancer: Loving, protective, imaginative BUT moody, clinging, overemotional
Leo: Generous, creative, faithful BUT dogmatic, bossy, patronizing
Virgo: Modest, meticulous, practical BUT worrier, overcritical, perfectionist
Libra: Diplomatic, romantic, socialable BUT indecisive, gullible, self-indulgent
Scorpio: Determined, passionate, exciting BUT jealous, compulsive, secretive
Sagittarius: Optimistic, good-humored, intellectual BUT careless, irresponsible, tactless
If you look closely, you might just recognize a character of yours or one from a well-known book! Apparently Ron Weasley from Harry Potter is a Pisces and Hermione is a Virgo (according to JK Rowling).
*By the way, the descriptions for zodiac signs do vary, so please don't be offended if you check yours and it isn't spot on! I know mine makes me sound like kind of a meanie, and I'm not :) These particular traits are from AstrologyZodiacSigns.com~ click the chart for full descriptions from the website.