Character Survey – Historical Background

  1. Where is your homeland?
  2. What are its people like?
  3. Are you aware of its history?
  4. Are you patriotic or a social outcast?
  5. What are your opinion of home?
  6. Where is your home town?
  7. What is your home town’s name?
  8. What was the area like and how did it affect you?
  9. Did you witness any historical events?
    • If so, how did that event impact you?
  10. Are your real motives for action different from what you tell others?
    • Are they different from what you tell yourself?
    • If so, how might such secrets be revealed?
    • How far would you go to keep such secrets from being revealed?
    • What would you do if the truth became known?
    • What do you fear would occur if the truth became known?
  11. Do you have any particularly strong or weak skills or abilities?
    • If so, were they a product of your past?
    • How have these characteristics affected your life so far?
    • Did having them affect you in your chosen profession?
  12. What about your race (or species); growing up, were you in the majority or a minority?
  13. How were you treated by other nearby races?
  14. Were you persecuted for your race?
    • Did this impact your outlook in any way?
    • Did it affect your personality?
  15. How do you feel about other races?
    • Do you have any justification from your past experience for holding such views?
  16. Were there any traumatic experiences in your early years (death of a family member, abandonment, orphaned at an early age, etc.)?
  17. Briefly describe a defining moment in your childhood and how it influenced your life.
  18. What was childhood like for you?
  19. Was it calm and peaceful or turbulent and traumatic?
  20. Did you have any childhood friends?
    • If so, who and where are they now?
    • Are you still close to them or have you grown apart?
  21. What stupid things did you do when you were younger?
  22. Which toys from your childhood have you kept?
    • Why?
    • What do they mean to you?
    • If you didn’t keep any, why not?
    • What did you do to them all?
  23. Do you have any deep, dark secrets in the past that may come back to haunt you?
  24. What conflicts might arise from your past?
  25. Are you who you claim to be?
  26. Do you have any sort of criminal record?
  27. How do you view the heroes/legends of your country?