O is for Obsessive #AtoZChallenge

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

O is for Obsessive. This character becomes fixated on something or perhaps someone. Their deep fear of failure may drive their obsession. They can be obsessed on getting good grades, so no one is disappointed in them. Or they can be an obsessive neat freak who fears germs. And then there is the person who falls “in love” with someone they may not even know and decide that they will make the other person fall in love with them.

Obsessive characters are driven and focused. Someone passionately following an idea can be the one to make a scientific discovery or perhaps even a medical cure.  But being so focused means isolation and other needs may be pushed aside.

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

N is for Needy #AtoZChallenge

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

N is for Needy. No one likes clingy person who requires constant attention and support. These people may be sharing their worries and fears as a way to lessen the burden but this frequent need for reassurance can be draining for those around them.

Needy people love being with others though their friends may feel that the relationship is mostly about rescuing the clingy character. These relationships are draining.

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

M is for Materialistic #AtoZChallenge

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

A lot of character flaws start with M including manipulative, martyr, macho, melodramatic, mischievous and morbid, but I went with M is for Materialistic. This character is overly concerned with acquiring material things. They may think one’s value depends on what he or she owns.

Materialist characters take their image seriously, so they often are well-groomed. Their need to keep up with other can make them competitive in other areas too.

These characters are rarely satisfied with what they have and are always wanting more, more, more. The high they get from a purchase may only last a short while and then they need another “fix.”

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

L is for Lazy #AtoZChallenge

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

L is for Lazy. These characters do not have the energy or inclination to work or exercise. They may be found plopped in front of the TV – perhaps in dirty clothes if they have run out of clean ones. They could have poor eating habits or poor hygiene.

Lazy characters tend to be easygoing and rarely “rock the boat” (as that takes too much effort). But because they are more concerned with conserving energy, they probably are not the most dependable people, unable to pull their own weight, and have a poor work ethic.

To overcome this characteristic, the character would need to recognize the negative effects of his actions. And then of course have the energy and desire to change his behavior.

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 

K is for Klutz #AtoZChallenge

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

K is for Klutz. A klutz is a clumsy, awkward person. Often when you think of a klutz you think of the goofy oaf who trips over his own feet or drops anything he holds. If a klutz is carrying a tray of full glasses, you can be sure they’ll end up on the floor.

Need an example of a klutz? Well, if you are old enough to remember the TV show Three’s Company, then Jack Tripper is a perfect example. Much of the character’s humor comes from his accident-prone nature.

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

J is for Judgmental #AtoZChallenge

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

J is for Judgmental. This person is inclined to judge people harshly and unfavorably. They may only be able to see things as black and white, right and wrong. And they tend to make snap judgement about people, putting them in to categories and focusing on their flaws rather than their attributes.

The positive side of someone who is judgmental is this person is often willing to speak up which can lead to open discussions rather than let dissatisfaction fester. But because they think they are right, they will say things they believe to be true even if it is unpopular or hurtful.

These judgmental attitude could come from a need to be in control or from envy or 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

I is for Impulsive #AtoZChallenge

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

I is for Impulsive. 

“That looks fun. I’m in!”

This person can make life interesting. To act on your desires without forethought certainly can be freeing but to the person who craves planning and order, this type of behavior can cause friction in the friendship. And their impulsive nature can get them into big trouble when they don’t think beyond the moment.

These characters are also often ruled by their emotions and prone to addiction because of their inability to apply the brakes to their own behavior.

Need an example? Think Lucy Ricardo from I Love Lucy.

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