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imperfection

In order to make characters well rounded and have them feel like real people they can’t be perfect, they need flaws.

I think it is easier to give characters flaws than strengths you don’t possess. Even if I’m not afraid of something my characters still can be. I’m currently facing the problem of giving my character a good sense of direction, whereas I have none. I am doing this by making detailed maps and writing down directions so I can make it seem like she knows where she’s going.

Some character faults can seem cliched such as clumsiness. When I write a character doing something I have actually done it somehow seems less credible. What are some good character faults?

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