Ah…depression suck! Hang in there
All type ? meaning, good characters, average ones, bad ones?
I’m no expert mind you, but say if a character make you hate them and the author goal was that you hate them, then they did it right. A bad character, is one that was supposed to be liked…or tragic…and he come off as an asshole, that you just can’t wait and hope it get killed at some points .
I don’t have a favorite, it all depand on the story and the remaining cast and the world it happen in . Some I will get attached to, some I would barely look at, and some I will wish destruction upon them muahahahaha…ahem
A well rounded character for me, would be Ortega from fallen hero. She can laugh, she can be reckless, she can be a flirt, she can be macho, she can be angry and pissed, she can be depressed, she can feel old, she can feel young, she can feel sexy, she can feel tired, she can be tall, she can be short, she can be so many things…droole
where was I ?
How to write a type? How do you write anything? The same way.
I think instead of focusing on a type, I say just write. Its like a sketch, you start by making the shadow then fill it with color.
Imagine it in your head, behind closed eyes and fill the personality you see with the face .
Many characters flaws is that…they don’t have much of a personality. They go by the blue print of ‘‘This guy is happy with a boyish look! This girl is shy and love art, that guy is your rival and his butthurt is over 900!’’ .
Where humans can and have a zillions of mood swings. why do characters gotta stick to one or two mold they switch in between ?
My tips would be to dive in! Its no different then descriping a potatoe! Its taste bland, its brownish in color, it peel easy, it has weird shape…and fill you fast and make you fat!
Turn that into a character! and you get a dude with brown hair, with a bland boring personality (he say lot of platitude that amount to nothing), he is always sitting fast whenever he can put his behind, he is neither tall or short, but he talk fast but he is not fat!
And you go from there…you add stuff and you take stuff. And you throw the character in a world, then you make them meet others oddly shaped vegetable (Or fruits) and you got a story and a type!
(Damn almost lost my wall of text, stoopid z’internet)