It's easy to fall prey to creating good characters that are too good or bad characters that are too evil. In fact, to create interesting characters they must be flawed. It keeps them unpredictable. A hero who experiences fear and self doubt makes a reluctant but interesting character and one that readers can relate to. Flaws can be physical or psychological, but they must play into the plot. To give you character a flaw just to make them imperfect is superfluous.
Create a character with one of the following flaws and write them into a short scene highlighting their imperfection.
- Arrogant, Argumentative
- Short tempered
- Need to be right all the time
- Plays the victim
- Stubborn and rigid
- No sense of humor