If a character doesn’t feel quite right, here are some questions you might consider. They are meant to help people on job interviews. Think of your character as your potential employee and of yourself as the boss. How would you answer?
8 Questions Every Candidate Should Ask During Job Interviews | Inc.com.
Here’s a great list of potentially villianous traits for an antagonist. And, despite the examples, they don’t have to be female. Will your protagonist take the advice and ditch the “toxic friend”?
7 Types Of Toxic Friends You Need To Ditch.
What happens when someone who really understands people has to deal with someone who doesn’t? This article is about working with people who have low “emotional intelligence.” But it also describes some of their traits and those of high “EQ” folks, all of which can be used in character develpment.
How to Work with People Who Aren’t Good at Working with People – HBR.
I love finding articles that describe types of people. It’s like finding a character waiting to be dropped into a situation. It may or may not be a main character, but lesser characters need some depth, too. Here’s an example that offers counterposed characters — good boss and bad boss. Could also be good or bad roomie, good or bad sibling. Consider the possibilities.
10 Signs Your Managers Are Controllers But Not Leaders