Let’s Talk Bookish – What Make You Like A Character

Hi everyone, I hope you are all doing well! As it is once again Friday, it is time for another Let’s Talk Bookish edition. Let’s Talk Bookish is a weekly meme hosted by Rukky @ Eternity Books and Dani @ Literary Lion. This weeks topic is all about cut and paste characters!

This is one of those topics that I have given quite a bit of thought to, but I haven’t really answered. I tend to like all characters so long as I can get an emotional bond from them. But there are definitely some types of characters that I like more than others.

Are there any physical qualities you look for in a character?

I don’t think there are any physical qualities that I look for in a character, probably because I cannot picture characters in my head. This means that I normally can’t tell what a character looks like physically on the outside, I just read a description without an image. This means that I am more likely to look for emotional qualities than physical ones. If you were to give me some kind of fanart, it will always take me a couple of minutes to work out who the characters are, even if you tell me what book they are from. I do have to say, though, that when it comes to characters’ physical traits, I love characters that look like me and have facial disfigurements because I don’t see that represented enough in books.

What personalities tend to draw you to characters? Are there any archetypes you prefer, are you always falling for the villain?

Because I don’t really think about the physical qualities, I always look at the personality types and almost whether I think I would get along with the character. I tend to be drawn to headstrong characters that, while they may have their own issues, do have something about them that makes you want to route for them. I have to admit that my favourite characters are the same as every other reader, but I think that is down to the author’s success and the characters they can come up with. When it comes to love interests, I do typically find myself falling for the ‘bad boy’ or certainly that character that is perceived to be that. So occasionally, that does mean that I end up falling for the bad boy, but sometimes he turns out not to be the bad boy that he was being portrayed as.

What characters do you tend to be drawn to? Let me know in the comments below!

2 thoughts on “Let’s Talk Bookish – What Make You Like A Character

  1. I visualise the actual item/feature being described – rather like a macro lens on a camera zooming into a tiny detail. I can’t picture the complete person/place/setting at all, so your answers really resonate with me – particularly looking for emotional qualities.


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