What are the 8 methods of characterization?

1 Answer
Apr 5, 2018

Physical Description, Name Analysis, Attitude, Dialogue, Thoughts, Action or Incident, Physical/Emotional/Social Setting


Physical Description: literally the way they look (hair, body, clothes, etc)
Name Analysis: all names have meaning
Attitude: how the character reacts/feels about whats going on to him/her in the story, how they react
Dialogue: how they talk, their word choice, tones (serious, loud, cheery, etc)
Thoughts: what goes on inside their head
Action or Incident: situations (influential and important ones) in the characters past and how that impacts them
Physical/Emotional/Social Setting: Settings in the story, physically the location as well as who the character is surrounded by and how they feel