I’m going to be awful this week. You may have to avert your eyes. I’m delving into the realm of character flaws. Those juicy blights on a character’s personality, if not soul, that may either attract (bad boy) or repel (too good to be true) us as readers.
Hmm? Where do we go to dig the treasures of character flaws? First, if we are brave, we pull them from our own shortcomings. Second, we shamelessly steal negative traits from people in our lives.
Come with me, if you dare, down a list of flaws. (If you think you see yourself in this list you are hallucinating.)
Lack of tolerance for stupid people
Insecure to the point of annoying
I’m so much better than you-osity (I love a good –osity)
Selfish (Not to be confused with shellfish)
I don’t listen when you speak to me-ers
My life/loves/job/problems are so much more important than yours-ers
Enough about me…
What characters flaws drive you loopy, but are a blast to write?