This is an extensive character profile sheet that I use. Feel free to use it all you want. You can tailor this for your story, adding or removing bits that don’t apply. I definitely adjust it, depending on the story.
Note: I’ve added more to it since the original. Expect a few new blog posts coming up in the weeks. If you have any requests for a specific topic you’d like to know about, please don’t hesitate to message/e-mail me!
Character Name: What is your characters name?
Alias(es): Does your character have any aliases s/he goes by?
Gender: Is your character female? Male? Gender-fluid? Non-Gender?
Age: What is your characters physical age?
Sexuality: Is your character heterosexual? Homosexual? Asexual?
Romantic Association: This is different than your characters sexuality. Are they aromantic but heterosexual? Heteroromantic but demisexual? This will help you understand your characters relationship views.
Ethnicity: Is your character of a specific ethnicity?
Race: Is your character of a different race? Or are they just human?
Birthday: When was your character born?
Birthplace: Where were they born?
Location: Where do they live now?
Horoscope: Do you know your characters horoscope? Is it the western, Chinese, or an original?
Character Physical Appearance
Eyes: What color are their eyes?
Hair: And what about their hair?
Height: How tall are they?
Build: What is their body-type?
Complexion: What is your characters skin tone?
Tattoo(s): Do they have tattoos?
Piercing(s): Any piercings?
Special Feature(s): Does your character have a peg leg or any other kind of special characteristics?
Clothing Style: Does your character prefer dresses to pants?
Character Traits: Using adjectives, list a few words to describe your character.
Extensive Personality: Write a paragraph or two describing your character’s personality
Flaws: What imperfections does your character’s personality have?
Ambitions & Dreams: Does your character have any hopes or dreams?
Fears: Everyone is afraid of something. What’s your character afraid of?
Passions: Is your character passionate about something? This is more than a like, this is something they love.
Hobbies: What does your character do in their spare time?
Likes: Does your character have something specific they like or love?
Dislikes: What does your character hate?
Favorite food: This can go in likes, but if you want to split it up you can.
Least favorite food: Same goes for this.
Skills: What talents does your character have? Do they have a particular trade or skill?
Political Alignment: is your character a Republican? Libertarian? Socialist?
Alignment: Does your character lean towards Good or Chaotic? Or maybe they’re just good ol’ fashionable neutral.
Motivation: What is driving your character through this story?
Family: Does your character have any family or are they an orphan? Do they belong to a tribe?
Relationship(s): Do they have a partner? A close friend?
Pet(s): Does your character have a companion? What’s their name?
Job: Does your character work or is he jobless?
Weapon(s): Does your character use any weapons? What type? Do those weapons have names?
Prized Items: Any sentimental or important items your character has? Why?
Magical Abilitie(s): Any special abilities? Telekinetic? Fireballs? Mind-reading?
Vehicle(s): Does your character have a car? An airplane?
Theme Song: This is for funsies, but sometimes it helps to think of a song that encompasses your character
Take the time to write a few paragraphs of your characters past. You can make it as long or short as you want, it’s just to give you an idea of who your character is and where they come from.