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"A quote from or about your character."
      - Book, Chapter

    General Information


Name:
Pronunciation:
Name Meaning:
Name Origin:
Other Names:
Gender:
Titles:

Birth Name:
Birth Date:
Birth Length:
Birth Weight:
Birth Place:
Manner of Birth:
First Word(s):

Death Date:
Death Place:
Manner of Death:
Resting Place:
Last Words:

Dominant Hand:
Astrological Sign:
Catchphrase:
Autograph:
Handwriting:
ID Number/SSN:
License Plate Number:

    Appearance


Picture:

Height:
Weight:
Species:
Race:
Blood Type:
Symbol:

Skin Color:
Birthmarks:
Extra Anatomy:
Somatotype:
Locomotion:

Hair Color:
Hair Length:
Hair Type:
Hair Style:
Widow's Peak:
Ear Shape:
Ear Type:
Eye Color:
Eye Type:
Eyebrows:
Nose Color:
Nose Shape:
Teeth:
Face Shape:
Complexion:
Facial Hair:

Hat Size:
Shirt Size:
Waist Size:
Shoe Size:

Fur Color:
Fur Designs:
Fur Length:
Fur Type:
Tail Color:
Tail Design:
Tail Girth:
Tail Length:
Tail Type:

Alternative Appearances:

    Health and Image


Diet:
Exercise:
Fitness:
Maximum Load:
Running Speed:
Posture:
Dexterity:
Reflexes:

Abnormalities:
Vulnerabilities:
Handicaps:
Aids:
Medication:
Augmentations:
Allergies:
Diseases:
Illnesses:
Disorders:
Imperfections:
Broken Bones:
Reason for Health:

Wardrobe:
Accessories:
Equipment:
Musical Instruments:
Amulets:
Piercings:
Hygiene:
Makeup:
Perfume / Cologne:
Scent:
Scars:
Tattoos:

    Voice


Accent / Dialect:
Voice:
Pitch:
Range:
Volume:
Laughter:
Impediments:

    Psychology


IQ:
Languages:
Vocabulary:
Memory:
Temperament:
Learning Style:
Emotional Stability:
Mental Health:
Instincts:

Bodily-Kinesthetic:
Interpersonal:
Intrapersonal:
Linguistic:
Logical-Mathematical:
Musical:
Naturalistic:
Spatial:
Existential:

    Perception


Audition:
Gustation:
Olfaction:
Tactition:
Vision:
Intuition:
Synesthesia:

    Philosophy


Religion:
Devotion:
Superstitions:
Spirit Animal:
Deathwish:

Allegiance:
Political Party:
Political Awareness:

Morality:
Etiquette:
Alignment:
Attitude:
Outlook on Life:
Perception:
Philosophy / Motto:
Taboos:
Vices:
Virtues:

    Character


Primary Objective:
Secondary Objectives:
Priorities:
Motivation:
Self Confidence:
Self Control:
Self Esteem:

Quirks:
Hobbies:
Closet Hobbies:
Guilty Pleasures:
Habits:

Desires:
Wishes:
Lures:
Manias:
Afflictions:
Traumas:
Worries:
Nervous Tics:
Instigators:
Soothers:
Savvies:
Ineptities:
Soft Spots:
Cruel Streaks:

Accomplishments:
Greatest Achievement:
Failures:
Biggest Failure:
Obituary:

Favorite Dream:
Worst Nightmare:
Earliest Memory:
Fondest Memory:
Worst Memory:
Funniest Moment:
Happiest Moment:
Saddest Moment:
Most Prized Possession:
Most Valuable Possession:
Collections:

Embarrassments:
Mannerisms:
Humor:
Regrets:
Secrets:
Darkest Secret:
Pet Peeves:
Phobias:
Greatest Fear:

Confidence:
Creativity:
Generosity:
Honesty:
Loyalty:
Insecurities:
Patience:
Predictability:
Reliability:
Respect:
Responsibility:
Trustworthiness:

    Common...


Compliments:
Insults:
Expletives:
Farewells:
Greetings:
Mood:
Words:
Emotional Status:

    Preferences


Likes:
Dislikes:
Favorites:
Least Favorites:

    Combat


Ability:
Element:
Martial Arts:
Immunities:
Resistances:
Strengths:
Weaknesses:
Futilities:
Restrictions:
Origin:
Source:

Specialty:
Signature Move:
Special Attack:
Courage:

    Home, Work, and Education


Abode:
Hometown:
Citizenship:
Culture:
Traditions:
Routine:
Sleep Patterns:
Eating Habits:
Pets:

Employer:
Job Title:
Experience:
Community Service:
Rank:
Supervisor:
Hours:
Work Ethic:
Transportation:
Criminal Record:
Dream Job:

Income / Salary:
Net Worth:
Budget:
Debt:
Savings:
Dependents:
Splurges:

Elementary School:
Middle School:
High School:
Colleges:
Special Education:
Extracurricular Activities:
Graduating Year:
Study Habits:
Grades:
Degrees:

    Social


Mother:
Father:
Guardians:
Siblings:
Children:
Close Relatives:
Distant Relatives:
Ancestors:

Best Friend:
Close Friends:
Confidantes:
Friends:
Allies:
Acquaintances:
Followers:
Subordinates:
Rivals:
Enemies:

Inspirations:
Role Models:
Heroes:
Mentors:

Family Dynamics:
Communication:
Discriminations:
Reputation:
Dominance:
Expression:
Cooperation:
Sociability:
Status:
Class:
Livelihood:

Memberships:
Community:

    Romance


First Love:
Love Interests:
Marital Status:
Orientation:
Significant Other:

Love Style:
Flirtiness:
Turnons:
Turnoffs:
Fetishes:
Virginity:

    Story Information


Verse:

Archetype:
Enneagram:
Flaws:
Tropes:
Clichés:

Role:
Fulfilment:
Significance:
Advice:

Analogue:
Inspiration:
Voice Actor:
One Word:
Tagline:
Theme Song:
Soundtrack:

Date of Creation:
First Appearance (Date, Location, Event):
Earliest Appearance (Date, Location, Event):
Last Appearance (Date, Location, Event):
Latest Appearance (Date, Location, Event):

Centric Stories:
Centric Episodes:
Episode Count:

    Reactions


Angry:
Anxious:
Conflicted:
Criticized:
Depressed:
Embarrassed:
Excited:
Frightened:
Guilty:
Happy:
Mistaken:
Nervous:
Offended:
Praised:
Rejected:
Sad:
Stressed:
Thoughtful:

    Impressions


First:
Self:
Family:
Lover:
Friends:
Associates:
Authority:
Strangers:
Enemies:
Post Mortem:
Creator:

    Personality


MBTI Personality Type:
Anima:
Personas:
Idiosyncrasies:

    Biography


Infancy (0-3):

Childhood (4-12):

Adolescence (13-19):

Adulthood (20-54):

Seniority (55+):

    Development


Personal:
Social:
Physical:
Spiritual:

    Miscellaneous


Defining Moment:
Other Information:
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The Google Doc has a nice guide for each attribute!

Current Question Count: ~394

After a long journey of collecting questions and a great deal of research into what makes a character, I'm finally ready to roll out my current progress on this character dossier. As far as my research goes, this is easily one of the most comprehensive character sheets around and it will proceed to grow as more and more attributes are added. It's so big, in fact, that you'll probably have trouble filling the entire thing for any single character. But don't worry, you probably won't need most of the questions here for your story anyway. If the task seems a little daunting, you may wish to fill out the sheet to describe your own self before taking a shot at your characters. Just don't post that one online. That's how identity thieves steal you.

My only rules for using this sheet are that you don't claim any portion of the sheet as your own, and that you link back to this deviation in the comments of your upload, whether or not it's on deviantART. Not only will this make it easier for your friends to fill out the sheet for themselves, but as long as you post it back to deviantART, it will also notify me where it has been used so I can give it a look myself. I find it fun reading what you all are up to with your own stories!

If you'd like to see an example, there is an outdated and unfinished character sheet for my pony OC Cloud Control. If you still prefer the old version of the sheet, I still have it available on my sta.sh [here], where it will no longer be updated. If you have any question, be sure to check the descriptions on that sheet first. If those don't help, don't be afraid to ask me!

This sheet isn't and probably won't ever be "finished", so if you think of anything you think should be added, let me know! I'm happy to add contributions to the sheet!


I've also released a supplementary Google Document the gives extremely detailed explanations of each attribute. It's currently very bare, but it will be filled in as time goes on. I'm absolutely open to any suggestions you might have concerning it!


FAQ:
Q: Why does this version have fewer questions than the first one?
A: This version of the sheet actually does have more questions than the last one. The reason the official count is lower is because I've stopped counting each individual "favorite" and "least favorite" as its own question since it seemed a little like cheating to use them all. The size of this sheet still speaks for itself without them.

Q: Can I have access to the Google Document?
A: No. You probably mean well and I do appreciate that, but whether it's that or you just misunderstood what requesting access to the document means, I probably won't ever accept any of these requests. As it stands, it's important to me that this remain a solo project. If you meant to ask for permission to use the document to flesh out your characters, there's no need to ask permission. This was made for you to use. My only rules are that you leave a link back to this sheet if you post yours anywhere and that you do not claim any portion of the sheet as your own.


MOST RECENT UPDATE:
2017.2.5 - Version 2.1.7
  • Changed the subtitle from Boson’s Character Resource to Boson’s Character Template
  • Minor update to the description for Memberships
  • Updated the format for Name and First Word(s)
    • Each subsection now has a title
    • The source have been expanded and moved to the bottom of the guides
    • Fixed some spelling and grammar errors
  • Added page numbers to the Google Doc


What to expect
  • Reworked Abridged Character Sheet
  • Example Sheet
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:iconpiepeter:
PiePeter Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
When I'm writing characters, I usually think of around 5 things the character is good at, 5 things the character is not good at, 5 character traits and 5 character flaws. Then I start drawing and along the way I'll be able to write a story around the concept. If there's more characters in that universe I'll also think of ways those characters would interact. For example, the optimist and pessimist wouldn't be able to get along too well, but they would be able to work with eachother to achieve a common goal, making their relation purely business- oriented.
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SilverMoon678 Featured By Owner 2 days ago
I have a question, if i am using it for a non human and have no idea about the birth and all of that, could i just erase if from my char sheet? 
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:icontheboson:
TheBoson Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely! You can do anything you like with this character sheet as long as you don't claim you made it. :)
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SilverMoon678 Featured By Owner 2 days ago
This is going to help me out alot! I plan on using this for a WTA event on a game i play online! After i get it written and posted i will defiantly link it here for you to read! 
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DocLouisRulez Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
holy shit just write up a paragraph for your character

"Virginity"
"Fetishes"
"savings"

All very important things that are neccesary in RP i changed my mind this is perfect


really though hwo fills that whole thing out, it's more unorganized than just writing about the character
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:icontheboson:
TheBoson Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
The objective isn't to fill the whole thing out. It's meant to be a reference for your characters that you fill out as needed and as you write your story. If you're filling out every single attribute before even starting your story, you're spending much too much time on characterization and not enough time on plot.
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SheetaCrea Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome!!! I've always had a bit of trouble making a character and for awhile I been hitting a dead end, so I can't wait to try this out!!!:happybounce: 

Also thank you for posting this!Clap Ene (Smile) [V7] 
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kubeti Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2017
thank you this will help me a lot...
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oi101 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you for this, it looks like it will help me develop my characters, I am forever in your debt. 
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krazi4kokochickensx3 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing
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Freakconformist Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hmm, I think I need to do a basic character sheet first, lol.
I wish I could get this detailed about my characters, but every time I try it seems like 7/8 of the questions are completely unrelated to anything. I guess that wouldn't be such a problem if I wasn't so OCD that I feel compelled to answer every question, in order, because reasons. XD
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Freakconformist Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the suggestion! :)

I did end up grabbing this character sheet, it was actually one one the top recommended characters sheets when I looked it up on google, lol. I just have to go through the questions one by one and ask myself "Do I really need to know how many cm Ashtad was when he was born?"

But I still run into things that make me think about it way too long, like, "Okay, the character doesn't have any tattoos _currently_, but what if I want to give this character some kind of royal tattoo to prove she is the long lost Heir? I don't... but what if I do?"

I kind of wish there were genre specific character sheets. Like a modern or futuristic character sheet would ask "what's his/her driver's license/ID number?" and a horror/thriller would ask "what's his/her phobia?" and a fantasy could ask "what is his/her animal companion?"
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:icontheboson:
TheBoson Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
That's a very good idea! There are a number of a additions I hope to make to this sheet int he future. A genre-based filter would be a really cool idea if I could find a way to implement it well. I can think of several questions that are really only specific to some genres (or species) and don't apply to anything else. I'm thinking mostly of the animal characteristics like fur color and tail length. A way to filter those out would be a really good move in the right direction.
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Freakconformist Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hmm, to have it customizable would be great, but you would have to go from a static page to an app or a web page. Which might not be a bad idea, but you might need somebody who knows a bit more about web design. Do you have Adobe Acrobat? That can help with web publishing a lot. I took a class in it, but I only had a trial version.

You already have your questions in categories.
If you could make each category it's own document you can create a menu that lets the writer pick which category he/she is interested in. That way you can add categories that are genre specific, like "Anthropomorphic", "Vehicle", "Animal Companion", "Weapons". You can start with a "Basic" sheet with four sections "Name, Description, Story, Extras", then each section would have the option to add categories of questions. Like, under "Name" you would have such categories as "Name Origin, Name Meaning, Phonics", but also "Family", "Titles", "History" anything connected to who the individual is. Then under "Description" you would have anything relating to the individual personally, like "Physical Description", "Personal Possessions", "Like/Dislikes". So on and so fourth.
Really, the possibilities are endless.


... Sorry if I'm being pushy, you don't have to do any of this, it's just an idea. Once I get an idea in my head I just follow it, part of being a writer I guess, lol.
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optimisticpony Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Oh my goodness I love you, this is exactly what I needed to get started with my original stories. Thank you so much!! 
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:icontheboson:
TheBoson Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for using the template! Keep an eye out for more updates and other content! Godspeed to you as you write your stories as well. :)
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Shadows-of-Eterna Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
If you're still updating this sheet, I'd like to point out a typo. It's "MBTI Personality Type" not "MBIT".
That seems to be all... So far, I'm still going through it and enjoying every bit of information I'm coming up with for my character(s).
Keep up the good work! ;3 
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:icontheboson:
TheBoson Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey there! Thanks for pointing that out! I am indeed still updating the sheet. Looks like a minor error slipped through the cracks.  I have fixed the error on the sheet. Thanks for using it! It really does mean a lot!
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Artzipants Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for creating such a detailed character sheet. :heart: my boyfriend and I will be using this to help build up our characters. WWe really appreciate your hard work put into this template.
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BlackChapels Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm an author for Greek and roman mythological books and short stories, and this has helped me set up characters SO much! Much love for this, indeed! ❤️
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Silvan-Raptor Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2016
thanks for all of this 
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HEARTV0ICE Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2016
holy shit, i first saw the initial version, like... 3 or 2 years ago? i'm really glad to see this is still being worked on! thank you for all your work <3
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TheAstronomicon Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
This borders on the obsessive compulsive and downright insane... Oddly, I approve entirely.
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Sokiawolf Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
This is super detailed. Wow.
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DaughterOfMaat Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2016
Thank you for this. This will be rather useful for someone like me.
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AncientInfernus Featured By Owner Edited Sep 24, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this beyond the use of words, I am compiling and currently trying to make a very comprehensive guide like this expect it is for worldbuilding. I look forward to seeing this continue and the future and glad I am not the only one undertaking a product of such proportions. I will link you when it is finished
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:icontheboson:
TheBoson Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I really look forward to seeing that! There's only so far a character sheet can take you before you need to start filling out different kinds of sheets. I've personally been playing with the idea of creating a worldbuilding sheet as well as sheets for things like government and geography. If only I had more time.
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AncientInfernus Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much for the follow btw :P
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KraZKidMJCB Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Holy shiet o.o I wanna see someone ACTUALLY filling out this entire sheet... That would take a fricken decade! I'm gonna try to do it xD
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BrighthasBreached Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm doing right now for one of my OC's. There sure is a lot of stuff I had never thought about before on here! I guess I'm learning more about him!
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Torch-Lighte Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2016
Oh thank god, I was fearing that the final update for this would never come - I was hesitant to complete my character sheet because of the lack of descriptions towards the end, but now I can say with certainty that I'm going to go on a hella big writing spree. Thanks a bunch for the character sheet, Boson!
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:icontheboson:
TheBoson Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! I'm glad you like it. Just a heads up, though: this sheet is updated periodically with new attributes, more precise descriptions, and certain changes. Be sure to check back from time to time to make sure you're familiar with the most up-to-date changes! Everything I edit is recorded in the change log.
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GloryAO Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is perfect thanks! Heart :happybounce: 
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silverfox9260 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
What do you mean by maximum load
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:icontheboson:
TheBoson Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Heya! Maximum Load is the most amount of weight your character can carry without help. Thanks for asking! If you have any more question, be sure to check out the accompanying Google Document or just ask me!
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Chuster90 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for this piece of content. I was having troubles creating OC's but now I can go in full-detail with this. Thank you again for this. 
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Maemoryan Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2016  Hobbyist
This is quite useful. Thank you.
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Rockdwarf Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
was gonna use this, started reading ur guide.. and I was absolutely discouraged and bored to death. Now I don't feel like writting anymore. 
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QueenOfRouge Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2016
I like you.
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TheBoson Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Heart 
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TheLegendOfDirtyPaws Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Oh, my goodness! This is so perfect for a character I made up 5 seconds ago. Thank you so much, this is so in-depth!
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artsicat13 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2016  Student General Artist
Question: Have you ever used this sheet on your own characters if you have any? If so, may I see yours as an example? There are certain sections that I want to make sure I'm filling out correctly.

Btw, thanks so much for creating this very detailed sheet; It really helped me break down my characters! :aww:
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TheBoson Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey there! I'm really glad you like this sheet! It means a lot!

To answer your question: Yes and no. I have used it in the past to help describe my characters and get to know them better, but almost all of my character sheets are based on really old outdated version of this sheet and not a single one of them every single attribute filled out (in fact, I don't think any of them are even half-full yet!). If you have questions, you may visit the accompanying Google Document, which strives to answer as many questions as possible regarding the sheet; or ask here and I'll do my best to help you understand what the sheet is asking.
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artsicat13 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2016  Student General Artist
Thank you! :aww: 
And sorry for asking about the example, I should've read the description more thoroughly. ^^;
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:icontheboson:
TheBoson Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, you're totally fine. I really do like helping people out. Up until today, not every attribute in the Google Document had a description, so I could understand if there were still questions. They may still leave a bit of ambiguity, however. If you still have any questions, don't be afraid to let me know! Remember: there are no stupid questions. :)
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Ispell2 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
THANK YOOOOOUUUUUU! I always want to be absolutely meticulous with my characters for Role Playing games and what have you, and I can never think of exactly the categories I want to include in their description. Having every little detail all written out really helps!
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Sajguil-Queenfisher Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2016   General Artist
Hey thanks for making something like this :D This definitely going to be useful for stuff I'm working on. I just want to add something: Sex. I know there's Gender, but Sex and Gender are 2 different things. As quoted from wikipedia:

"The distinction between sex and gender differentiates sex (the anatomy of an individual's reproductive system, and secondary sex characteristics) from gender, which can refer to either social roles based on the sex of the person (gender role) or personal identification of one's own gender based on an internal awareness (gender identity). In some circumstances, an individual'sassigned sex and gender do not align, and the person may be transgender, non-binary, or gender-nonconforming."
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VoraLundar Featured By Owner Edited Jul 10, 2016
That's why I specifically requested a pronoun line a while back! (And imminently got flamed for it, :( ).
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shannonoakley Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Definitely going to go and use this.

Recommended it to some friends, some of whom are using it.

:XD: though i'm probably going to end up with a monster of a sheet(as if this wasn't already one), as i'm one of those people that have a huge amount of characters and likes to type out how each character reacts to the other.

and, i love how it's so easy to adapt to the whole spectrum of species.
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