Using the Zodiac for Character Development!

Discussion in 'THREAD ARCHIVES' started by Diana, Feb 19, 2010.

  1. If you ever get stuck on trying to figure out how to fluff out and make a character personality more three dimensional, the ZODIAC can be really useful. With both the Chinese and Western zodiac, you have complete personality profiles.

    So here's some handy Zodiac links!

    - Western Signs
    - Chinese Zodiac
    - Celtic Zodiac

    Do you ever consider zodiac signs when creating character profiles?


    Don't forget to share some cool resources if you have some!
     
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  2. Yeeees, this stuff is really useful, I mean, I don't specifically say like "OH THIS GUY'S A TAURUS SO HE LIKES CASH AND STUFF!" but like, pick up characteristics that'd be useful and apply them to a character, for example, Taurus could be mostly loner romantic type, or an egomaniacal villain who does things for the safety of himself, or whatever.
     
  3. Not really. In fact, I hadn't thought of it at all until you mentioned it. It might be not be very important, unless there's something "zodiac" about the rp itself, I think.

    Reminds of me of Fruits Basket. The Zodiac played a major part it that story <3
     
  4. All the time, but it largely will depend on the character and plotline involved. For Western Characters I use the Stars. For Eastern Asian, the "Chinese."
     
  5. This is really helpful!
     
  6. I like to use these as motifs rather than character personality inspirations.

    Like, outright calling someone a dragon scorpion, or something.