Sometimes when we create characters, we focus on certain aspects that interest us, or fit the story we have in mind.
That is all very well, but if each character is to be believable, there needs to be some kind of framework behind them.
This post reminds us of the many influences on us in the real world, including factors like genetics, upbringing, caregivers, past wounds, environment, and peers. Fictional characters need to seem as though they have a similar range of influences to appear believable.
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