Don't stop at knowing what your characters do. Know why.
The Enneagram, a system that divides personalities into nine types, is a useful tool for brainstorming personalities that are completely unlike your own!
The more you know about the inner workings of your characters' minds, the better you can portray them on the page or in a game, and the Enneagram is a particularly useful tool when brainstorming characters because it dives into motivations, fears, strengths, and weaknesses.
Written by the editorial director at Mythos & Ink publishing who uses these tips when she's working with authors, this bite-sized resource guides writers and role-playing gamers through each Enneagram number's motivations, fears, and desires, including ideas for obstacles and character development. Since the Marvel Cinematic Universe is full of characters we know and love, each section focuses on a Marvel hero as a case study.