Character Flaws

character flaws

Whether your story is long or short, you want to give your main character(s) some personality traits, but not all of them can be positive or perfect. Your characters should have flaws to make them come across to the general public as real people. Below you find a list of character flaws to use in your writing.

absent-minded emo nervous shallow
abusive envious noisy shy
acts superior erratic non-violent smart-ass
addict evil nosey sneaky
aimless fickle obnoxious solemn
alcoholic fierce obsessive sore loser
anarchist finicky offended easily spaz
angsty flirt oppressor spineless
anxious forgetful outsider spiteful
arrogant gluttonous overambitious spoiled
assertive greedy overconfident squeamish
attitude gruff overdramatic stereotypical
audacious gullible overemotional stubborn
avoids problems hedonistic overprotective superstitious
big mouth holds grudges overreacting tactless
blames people hostile peevish temperamental
blunt hypocrytical perfectionist theatrical
bold idealist player thief
bossy ignorant poser thoughtless
callous immature predictable timid
careless impatient pretentious tongue-tied
chatter-box impish prideful traitor
childish impractical proud troublemaker
closed off impressionable pushy trust issues
cocky impulsive pyromaniac undependable
cold incompetent quick-tempered unlucky
competitive inconsiderate rash unorganized
conceited indulgent rebellious unpredictable
controlling intolerant reckless unreasonable
cruel jealousy remorseless unstable
cunning judgemental rude unsympathetic
cynical kleptomaniac ruthless uses others
deceptive lazy sadistic vain
defiant liar sarcastic vengeful
dependent loud sceptic violent
dictator lustful secretive wasteful
dishonest manipulative seducer weak-willed
disloyal masochist selfish whiney
disrespectful mean self-righteous wimp
distracted easily messy senile withdrawn
dyslexic mischievious sensitive wrathful
egotistical naive sexist zealous
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