Build Your Stories Character with this chart: General knowledge


General Information 

 

Name 

Real name… 

Other name 

Special name: If he/ she has, why? Who calls him or her that name?  

Nickname: IF there is any what is its origin. Does he/ she love that name? 

 

Dates 

Date of birth. 

Time ( if it is significant) 

Which celebrity was born that same day 

How was the weather that day 

Any major event that happen that day 

Place of birth. 

Name:  

Address. 

Reason for being born in that place 

Any exceptional thing about the hospital 

 

Ethnic Background 

Name of Ethnic 

Does he/she like to be associated?  

Reason for your answer.  

 

Religion 

Type of religion 

Degree of practice: Devoted or Once in a while or Warm towards such religion 

 

Current Address 

Does he or she rent the place or own it 

Briefly describe the home 

Does he or she live with anyone 

Describe the area 

Is this his/ her ideal home 

If not, what does his/her ideal home look like? 

 
Home 

How is the decoration? Expensive or inexpensive 

How is the room? Well planned or ill-planned 

Comfortable or not. 

How neat is it? 

When someone walks in, what is his/her impression? 

Pets 

Do they have pet?  

If No, why 

If Yes, what kind? 

How many?  

Names 

How important are they? How well are they treated? 

 
Occupation 

Current occupation 

Any other source of income 

Time spent in his current place of work. 

The location of the place of work 

Job title 

Job satisfaction- Happy, Discontent, Ambitious etc. 

Income level 

 

Education 

 

Cars he/she own 

 

Sexuality— Straight or Gay or Bisexual or Asexual or Unsure 

 

Marital status 


Single, in a relationship, or Married. 

If Married or in a relationship, with whom? 

For how long. 

List of any significant previous romantic partners 

What does the character call current spouse/partner i.e. pet name, nicknames etc. 

How did they meet? 

 

Offspring 

Any child(ren) 

If No, why. 

If yes, what are their names, age 

Were they mothered or fathered by another person? What is the name of their father or mother? 

Describe relationship with each child( if any) 

 

What do they smell like? 

DO they wear their scent i.e. perfumes 

Do they have a natural scent? 

 

 

How your character would had look like some years earlier. 

 

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