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 

S is for Stubborn #AtoZChallenge

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

S is another of the letters with many character flaws. S could be for Selfish, Scatterbrained, Sleazy, Stingy, Subservient, Superstitious, Spoiled, and Suspicious. Oh, so many good choices. I went with S is for Stubborn for that person with unwilling to change their attitude or position on something, despite good arguments or reasons to do so.

These flawed individuals often push people to the breaking point with their inability to meet others halfway. They may struggle with adaptability and may not be able to view issues or problems from other angles. Once they pick a course of action, they will see it to the end which could make them a good leader. But then again, their unwillingness to deviate from their goal or consider other ways to reach it, may cause friction with others in their group.

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 

R is for Reckless #AtoZchallenge

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

R is for Reckless. This character is similar to the impulsive one but instead of doing things with little thought, the reckless character is marked by lack of proper caution. They do not think of the consequences.

“Nothing bad is gonna happen. It never does.”

This might be their mantra. They may think others worry too much. They might be a danger to themselves and others. They may know their behavior is dangerous but still pursue it anyway.

On the plus side, these characters may be determined, decisive and brave. They may provide fun and excitement for the people around them.

Looking for an example of a reckless character? Martin Riggs from the Lethal Weapon movie series is an excellent example. He often completely disregards his own safety in the pursuit of criminals.

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

Q is Questioning #AtoZChallenge

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

Q is for Questioning. Like an annoying toddler who peppers you with questions, some adults keep up this habit. They question everything someone does or says. They may interrupt people rather than wait for that person to finish their thoughts. They may sound like they are questioning what you are doing is “correct”. This can be annoying or helpful.

This character could simply be inquisitive with a thirst for knowledge and knowing how things work. They could be nosy and want to learn everything about you. Or they could be interested in what you have to say. It all depends on how they are asking those questions. Are they posing questions to further a conversation or are they annoying people with their non-stop questions?

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 

P is for Paranoid #AtoZChallenge

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

P could be for many flaws – perfectionist, pessimistic, possessive, prejudiced, pretentious, pushy or promiscuous, yet I am going with P is for Paranoid. This character is inclined to excessive worrying and irrational suspicion.

They may think someone is out to get them. Or just like the obsessive character they may be worried about germs. They may be extra watchful and notice things that others miss or disregard. They may take risks that others wouldn’t in an effort to stay safe. If they see a person as a threat, they may react with aggression or violence.

It is unlikely that a paranoid character will seek help on their own. Friends or family who encourage them to get help may just be playing into their fantasy that everyone is against them.

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