Z is for Zealous #AtoZChallenge

For this year’s A to Z Challenge, I have chosen the theme of character flaws – something all characters need.

Here we are at the end of the A to Z Challenge. And today, we have Z is for Zealous. This character is passionate and often overly enthusiastic. They may be blindly devoted and spend a ridiculous amount of time on whatever is the subject of their fanaticism even if it is illogical.

This character makes an ideal antagonist because he or she focuses on the object of their zeal to such an extent that nothing and no one is safe if they provide a challenge to them.

The zealous character is earnest and uncompromising. He cares for one thing, lives for one thing.

Previous A to Z Challenge Posts

A is for Argumentative 

B is for Bossy

C is for Callous 

D is for Disorganized

E is for Envious

F is for Frivolous 

G is for Gullible 

H is for Humorless 

I is for Impulsive

J is for Judgmental

K is for Klutz 

L is for Lazy

M is for Materialistic

N is for Needy

O is for Obsessive

P is for Paranoid 

Q is for Questioning

R is for Reckless 

S is for Stubborn 

T is for Temperamental 

U is for Uncouth 

V is for Vindictive 

W is for Worrywart 

X is for Xenophobic 

Y is for Yelling

Y is for Yelling #AtoZChallenge

For this year’s A to Z Challenge, I have chosen the theme of character flaws – something all characters need.

Y is for Yelling. Whether the character just speaks loudly, in a booming voice, all the time or whether they are filled with anger and losing their temper, no one wants to be around someone who yells.

Yelling is never a good communication method. It can induce fear in the person who is being yelled at or they may feel as if they are being berated or it can cause the other person to respond in anger as they feel they are being attacked. Family and friends may avoid people who yell a lot.

Parents too often fall into yelling at their children because they feel like that is the only time their children pay attention to them. But it doesn’t feel good for the yeller or the one being yelled at and as I mentioned earlier, it is not an good (or effective communication method.)

Previous A to Z Challenge Posts

A is for Argumentative 

B is for Bossy

C is for Callous 

D is for Disorganized

E is for Envious

F is for Frivolous 

G is for Gullible 

H is for Humorless 

I is for Impulsive

J is for Judgmental

K is for Klutz 

L is for Lazy

M is for Materialistic

N is for Needy

O is for Obsessive

P is for Paranoid 

Q is for Questioning

R is for Reckless 

S is for Stubborn 

T is for Temperamental 

U is for Uncouth 

V is for Vindictive 

W is for Worrywart 

X is for Xenophobic 

X is Xenophobic #AtoZChallenge

For this year’s A to Z Challenge, I have chosen the theme of character flaws – something all characters need.

X is for Xenophobic. A Xenophobic character has a fear or distrust of that which is perceived to be foreign or strange. Typically, it is disliking or being prejudice against people from other countries.

Maybe this person fears these people will take their jobs or lower the value of the neighborhood as these people move in. This character might be suspicious of their activities and have a desire to eliminate their presence.

A xenophobic character may see one “bad apple” in the group and generalize that negative experience to the rest of the group. They find it stressful to be exposed to the cultures or people that are unknown or different than them. They may be hostile in their behavior and can get abusive when dealing with those who they fear.

Previous A to Z Challenge Posts

A is for Argumentative 

B is for Bossy

C is for Callous 

D is for Disorganized

E is for Envious

F is for Frivolous 

G is for Gullible 

H is for Humorless 

I is for Impulsive

J is for Judgmental

K is for Klutz 

L is for Lazy

M is for Materialistic

N is for Needy

O is for Obsessive

P is for Paranoid 

Q is for Questioning

R is for Reckless 

S is for Stubborn 

T is for Temperamental 

U is for Uncouth 

V is for Vindictive 

W is for Worrywart 

W is for Worrywart #AtoZChallenge

For this year’s A to Z Challenge, I have chosen the theme of character flaws – something all characters need.

W is for Worrywart. These characters worry – all the time. They worry about safety and health for themselves and their loved ones.

Worrywarts take worrying to a whole new level – an unhealthy one. They can be overprotective and obsessive.

Previous A to Z Challenge Posts

A is for Argumentative 

B is for Bossy

C is for Callous 

D is for Disorganized

E is for Envious

F is for Frivolous 

G is for Gullible 

H is for Humorless 

I is for Impulsive

J is for Judgmental

K is for Klutz 

L is for Lazy

M is for Materialistic

N is for Needy

O is for Obsessive

P is for Paranoid 

Q is for Questioning

R is for Reckless 

S is for Stubborn 

T is for Temperamental 

U is for Uncouth 

V is for Vindictive 

V is Vindictive #AtoZChallenge

For this year’s A to Z Challenge, I have chosen the theme of character flaws – something all characters need.

V is for Vindictive. This character seeks revenge, often disproportionately to the slight and do not care if bystanders get hurt. These volatile characters are unable to forgive making it impossible to mend relationships and trust that person again.

Their desire for revenge can quickly turn to obsession, making it difficult to think logically or focus on anything else.

“He’s got to pay.”

“She is going to be sorry she crossed me.”

These are common thoughts of the vindictive person. Their bitterness and resentment eat at them until they act upon their thoughts. It is hard to get this person to change their way.

Previous A to Z Challenge Posts

A is for Argumentative 

B is for Bossy

C is for Callous 

D is for Disorganized

E is for Envious

F is for Frivolous 

G is for Gullible 

H is for Humorless 

I is for Impulsive

J is for Judgmental

K is for Klutz 

L is for Lazy

M is for Materialistic

N is for Needy

O is for Obsessive

P is for Paranoid 

Q is for Questioning

R is for Reckless 

S is for Stubborn 

T is for Temperamental 

U is for Uncouth 

U is for Uncouth #AtoZChallenge

For this year’s A to Z Challenge, I have chosen the theme of character flaws – something all characters need.

U is for Uncouth. This character lacks the most common of social graces. They may eat with their mouth open, laugh loudly, scratch themselves in public, or not respect other people’s privacy.

Uncouth characters can be offensive without realizing it. Others may see them as not just uncouth but unintelligent though the lack of social skills doesn’t have to correlate with their smarts.

Looking for an example? Here are two from the animated world – Barney from the TV show The Simpsons and Shrek from the Shrek movies. Neither thinks anything about belching in public and their personal hygiene is definitely lacking.

Previous A to Z Challenge Posts

A is for Argumentative 

B is for Bossy

C is for Callous 

D is for Disorganized

E is for Envious

F is for Frivolous 

G is for Gullible 

H is for Humorless 

I is for Impulsive

J is for Judgmental

K is for Klutz 

L is for Lazy

M is for Materialistic

N is for Needy

O is for Obsessive

P is for Paranoid 

Q is for Questioning

R is for Reckless 

S is for Stubborn 

T is for Temperamental 

T is for Temperamental #AtoZChallenge

For this year’s A to Z Challenge, I have chosen the theme of character flaws – something all characters need.

T is for Temperamental. Ah, the moody artist whose unpredictable changes in mood make them rememberable. Of course, it isn’t just artists that are temperamental, but it is the first thing to come to mind when I hear the word.

A temperamental character makes the others around them wary. They often cater to the temperamental character rather than “rock the boat.” The erratic and explosive nature of someone with this flaw makes relationships difficult. Friends and family never know what might set him (or her) off or spend their time placating them. And others may just avoid this person all together.

Looking for an example? The book/movie character of Sherlock Homes is a great example. He is often moody with his emotions changing rapidly from brooding to manic in his thirst for knowledge. You never know what his mood or reaction will be.

Previous A to Z Challenge Posts

A is for Argumentative 

B is for Bossy

C is for Callous 

D is for Disorganized

E is for Envious

F is for Frivolous 

G is for Gullible 

H is for Humorless 

I is for Impulsive

J is for Judgmental

K is for Klutz 

L is for Lazy

M is for Materialistic

N is for Needy

O is for Obsessive

P is for Paranoid 

Q is for Questioning

R is for Reckless 

S is for Stubborn