Character Qualities

For your Comedy Characters & Stand-up Persona

This page I use in my coaching and script work with writers. It's a resource for finding positive and negative sides for your comedy characters or your stand-up persona. I'll typically suggest identifying three of each. There are various ways of working with these qualities which I discuss.

POSITIVES

Accepting
Affable
Affectionate
Amiable
Amicable
Balanced
Brave
Broad-minded
Calm
Candid
Careful
Caring
Charming
Cheerful
Communicative
Compassionate
Conscientious
Considerate
Convivial
Cooperative
Courageous
Courteous
Creative
Decisive
Determined
Diligent
Diplomatic
Discreet
Devoted
Dynamic
Easygoing
Elegant
Energetic
Engaged
Enthusiastic
Exuberant
Fair-minded
Faithful
Fearless
Friendly
Flexible
Focused
Forgiving
Funny
Generous
Gentle
Grateful
Gregarious
Hard-working
Hardy
Helpful
Honest
Humble
Imaginative
Impartial
Independent
Intellectual
Intelligent
Intuitive
Inventive
Kind
Loving
Loyal
Lucid
Modest
Mature
Motivated
Open-minded
Optimistic
Original
Passionate
Patient
Persistent
Pioneering
Philosophical
Pleasant
Plucky
Polite
Powerful
Practical
Pro-active
Punctual
Quick-witted
Rational
Realistic
Reliable
Responsible
Resourceful
Romantic
Self-Confident
Self-Disciplined
Selfless
Sensible
Sensitive
Sincere
Sociable
Straightforward
Sympathetic
Thoughtful
Tidy
Tolerant
Trusting
Understanding
Unpretentious
Upbeat
Warmhearted
Willing
Witty

NEGATIVES

Aggressive
Apathetic
Arrogant
Authoritarian
Belligerent
Bigoted
Bitchy
Bitter
Blunt
Boastful
Boring
Bossy
Callous
Careless
Cheerless
Clingy
Cold
Complacent
Conceited
Confrontational
Controlling
Covetous
Cowardly
Cowering
Critical
Cruel
Cynical
Damaged
Deceitful
Defensive
Dogmatic
Dishonest
Disorganized
Egregious
Ego-centric
Fearful
Finicky
Foolish
Fussy
Greedy
Grumpy
Guarded
Harsh
Hostile
Idle
Immature
Impractical
Impatient
Impulsive
Inconsiderate
Indecisive
Indifferent
Indulgent
Inflexible
Irresponsible
Insecure
Insensitive
Insincere
Intolerant
Jealous
Lazy
Machiavellian
Mean
Miserly
Mistrusting
Moody
Narrow-minded
Obstinate
Over-critical
Patronising
Pessimistic
Petty
Pig-headed
Pompous
Possessive
Pretentious
Prejudiced
Prideful
Quick-tempered
Rebellious
Reluctant
Resentful
Rigid
Rude
Sarcastic
Secretive
Self-satisfied
Selfish
Small minded
Sneaky
Stubborn
Sullen
Suspicious
Sour
Tactless
Thoughtless
Touchy
Unemotional
Unpredictable
Unreliable
Untidy
Untrusting
Untrustworthy
Vague
Vain
Vulgar
Wasteful
Weak-willed
 
 
 

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