This was such a fun and easy prompt to do.
The stock photo attached to this post made me think of all of the different emotions the same character may show in the same story.
They don’t have to be geniuses, but I do enjoy reading about how bright characters see the world.
2. Warm and Affectionate
There’s something about characters with this personality that make them irresistible to me. I can appreciate many different types of flaws in a character so long as they start from this base.
I exercise regularly and enjoy spending time outdoors. It’s nice to read about characters who are also into staying active.
There’s something to be said for thinking things through before rushing into a possibly dangerous situation.
I was about to put the term strange here, but maybe quirky is a little bit more accurate. Characters who wander off the beaten path of life are alluring.
While I can and do also enjoy stories about people who can be high-strung, I generally prefer to read about folks who take a more relaxed approach to life.
There aren’t enough books out there about folks who are quietly amazing but who will never be the life of the party. For example, I would have loved to read a chapter or two of Anne of Green Gables from Matthew Cuthbert’s perspective. He was honestly more interesting to me than Anne was because of how shy he was about sharing his feelings.
Honestly, I’ve grown weary of reading about shady protagonists who may not be trustworthy. Retaining some innocence is a good thing no matter how old someone is.
That is, it’s nice when characters take care of what they own and are mindful of how they spend their money.
It doesn’t matter how that creativity is expressed. I’m always interested in reading about people who can take an ordinary moment in life and find the beauty in it somewhere.