I don’t know about you, but when I meet someone new I always take mental notes on their mannerisms and what they say. First impressions are everything.
When a reader meets a character for the first time, how do you want them to feel about the character?
Should the reader love your character? Maybe they’re supposed to hate the character. Or maybe the character comes off sweet at first, but the reader slowly learns to dislike the character and vice versa.
There are many traits you can use to describe the personality and mannerisms of your characters.
–General traits (ambitious, dull, funny, witty, vain, etc.) –Good/bad habits (social butterfly/anti-social, etc.)
–Hobbies (dancing, writing, loves playing games, etc.)