So আপনি wanna make a character, eh? A character that actually seems like a real person, as opposed to a lump? (or whatever bad, unrealistic characters seem like) Well that’s great.

No really, that is great. Characters should be 3D, they should have layers, thoughts, feelings, motivations; basically they’re people, only fictional. আপনি probably know a lot about character development already (if not, look it up) but here’s one আরো way to make your character seem real: quirks. Real people are weird, quirky; they have little habits that they find themselves doing, whether conscious অথবা not, and good 3D characters do too. How to go about giving your characters some quirks? Well the first step is to think about the people all around you. Yourself, your friends, family, peers, that যেভাবে খুশী guy who took your order at McDonalds the other day, everyone has little things that they do. Granted, আপনি don’t want to base your character all on one person (well আপনি might, but most people want an original character), especially not yourself, but if আপনি take little parts of different people and add in some of your own stuff, আপনি have a character! What follows is a তালিকা of যেভাবে খুশী character quirks that should hopefully inspire আপনি to start fleshing out your own character. আপনি can take things directly from the list, use it as a jumping point to come up with your own, অথবা just completely ignore it. I don’t care. Some of the quirks here (and the ones that you’ll come up with) might not even make it into your story. আপনি probably don’t need to mention that your character’s পছন্দ শার্ট is a red flowered ব্লাউজ from Target, অথবা that they always sleep in the fetal position, but things like that are good to decide, so that the character starts to feel real to you. Now time for me to shut up and get on with the list. ;)
50 যেভাবে খুশী Character Quirk Ideas
Your character...
1. Loves a certain food, possibly to the point of an obsession অথবা fetish. (example: my character Aisling, and especially her genderbent form Ashton, LOVES grapes and আঙ্গুর popsicles.)
2. Taps his/her foot when bored অথবা nervous.
3. Has a Rubiks cube অথবা some other toy that he/she will often fidget with.
4. Likes to mess with অথবা deconstruct words and the English language. (example: Robin from Young Justice likes to take the prefixes off of words)
5. Always seems to have untied shoelaces.
6. Likes to go around barefoot whenever he/she can.
7. Always wears shorts, no matter the weather.
8. Likes to randomly burst out গান গাওয়া অথবা narrate his/her actions in song. (example: ডিজনি princesses. I have actually met people in real life that do this, but not all the time and certainly not as loud অথবা accompanied দ্বারা a dance number and গান গাওয়া woodland creatures.)
9. Randomly wanders অথবা paces when bored, even at odd times (the middle of the night, in class, etc.)
10. Is good at braiding hair.
11. Has a very bouncy/springy walk.
12. অথবা a very dejected/shuffley walk, and tends to drag his/her feet.
13. Likes to sit on the arms of couches and chairs instead of the actual seat.
14. Has a পছন্দ comeback অথবা catchphrase that he/she always resorts to (“that’s what she said”, “or not”, etc.)
15. Refuses to curse, period. He/she may also get upset when others do.
16. Is a total grammar Nazi, in লেখা and/or speaking.
17. Hates slang and corrects people who use it. অথবা আপনি could go the other way around, and he/she always uses slang and informal language, even for formal occasions.
18. Tends to মহাকাশ out while staring at someone.
19. Can do weird things with a part of his/her body (double-jointed).
20. Sees a dirty অথবা sexual reference in practically everything.
21. Accidentally makes innuendoes without realizing it.
22. Has a bad habit of winking without realizing it (example: Danisnotonfire made a video about this)
23. Is a hugger (or just generally a touchy-feely person).
24. Hates a certain color. (example: many characters seem to hate the color yellow, and my sister can’t stand pink.)
25. Can’t stand being hugged অথবা touched. This may lead to the character’s বন্ধু teasing him/her অথবা trying to hug him/her anyway.
26. Is extremely ticklish.
27. Collects mundane অথবা unusual items (business cards, toothpicks, mutated candy, etc.)
28. Can’t ভালুক to throw anything away.
29. Refuses to hurt any animal, even insects.
30. Always wears cheap sunglasses, even indoors.
31. Finds everything funny, and will laugh at every joke, even if the other characters (and the reader) don’t find it particularly humorous.
32. Always has to be snacking on something. (example: Wally from Young Justice. Of course, that’s due to his superspeed giving him an insanely high metabolism, but whatever.)
33. Is extremely gullible and falls for even the most obvious sarcasm.
34. Bites his/her nails when nervous.
35. Always has gum with him/her.
36. Likes to hide out in weird places (closets, under the বিছানা অথবা table, in a tree, etc.)
37. Can’t pour anything without spilling.
38. Can quote almost any movie অথবা TV show.
39. Has a stutter, lisp, অথবা other minor speech impediment. It’s a good idea to not write this out in dialogue, especially if it’s a lisp অথবা unusual accent, as it’s hard for readers to decipher what’s being ব্যক্ত if everything is spelled funny.
40. Has an unusually deep অথবা high-pitched voice.
41. Owns আরো pairs of shoes than other characters think is humanly possible. অথবা vice versa: he/she only owns one pair that he/she always wears, no matter the occasion.
42. Always has to borrow pens/pencils/paper, and doesn’t always give them back.
43. Always bumps into/knocks over things.
44. Knows a lot of useless trivia.
45. Is an extremely slow/fast walker. Or, he/she can never walk in a straight line and always manages to cut everyone off.
46. Always shreds things in his/her pocket অথবা on his/her lap (napkins, scraps of paper, etc.)
47. Always wears colorful, unique, অথবা mismatched socks.
48. Likes to use bad puns.
49. Hits on/flirts with every member of the opposite gender (or same gender...or both) even if he/she already is in a relationship. (example: Wally from Young Justice)
50. Always gets উদ্ধৃতি and sayings mixed up.
Those are just a few of the quirks that your characters can have. Feel free to use these অথবা make up your own!

Stay whelmed,