In this video, you will identify the main traits of the characters in your story andlist them in your table. Character traits are what makes up someone’spersonality, like having a lot of patience, a good sense of humor, or a short temper.
When you get to know a person, you learn more about their traits. And, when you read a book,you learn about the characters by understanding their character traits.
External traits, such as certain physical characteristics, may be important to a character,but this lesson focuses on internal traits that tell about their personality or typicalemotional state. To begin, label the second column in yourtable “Traits.”
Then, identify the traits that make up thepersonalities of the characters in your book. To determine traits, think about what eachcharacter says, thinks, and feels, and how they treat others and the world around them.
Add the traits to your table. Successful authors create complex characters that have a varietyof traits, both positive and negative. For example, the same character can be both braveand arrogant. Include at least two traits for each character in your table.
If you need help finding the right words or phrases to describe the traits, search onlinefor a list of character traits.
Continue adding traits for each character.
You will include supporting evidence for the traits later.
Now, it’s your turn: Add a heading to the second column,And add at least two character traits for each character.