TTT #181 – Favorite Character Traits

Posted October 8, 2019 by Lillian in Features / 9 Comments

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookishย in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together

Happy Tuesday y’all! This week’s topic is “Character Traits I Love.” Below is a list of my favorite character traits and a ten characters/books to go with them, in no particular order. As always titles/covers link to Goodreads/Blog/Amazon(aff).

My Favorite Characters Traits

Sassy: I love a sassy character combined with dry humor. I like to laugh when I read, and it’s always nice to be surprised by a sassy character who dgaf. I like the spunk, the quick wit and take-no-crap-off-anybody attitude. 

Characters: Trixie from Marvels and Misfits by Scarlett Dawn, Bixby from Strain of Resistance by Michelle Bryan


Broody: What is it with me and broody men? Amanda and I wrote an entire post dedicated to broody male characters. Heck, I even married one ๐Ÿ˜‚ There is just something about the inner turmoil that draws me to them. 

Characters: Conrรญ from The Orchid Throne by Jeffe Kennedy, Des from Rhapsodic by Laura Thalassa


Cunning: Give me a character that keeps me guessing. Seriously y’all, I like the characters that leave you guessing what their next plan will be. I love the not knowing and being so thrilled when their scheming comes to an end and it all works how they planned. It’s so satisfying.

Characters: Aelin from Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas, Maven from Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard


Loyal: I love loyal characters. I like it when they say what they believe or why they love and stick to it. They don’t run when things get hard. They stand beside you and fight to the end. 

Characters: Vida from Never Fade by Alexandra Bracken, Jax from Broken Skies by Theresa Kay


Protective: These are the characters that will fight even to death to protect their loved ones. They will do whatever is necessary of them to keep their loved ones out of harm’s way. This is seen a lot in dystopian fiction, so it’s no surprise it made my list ๐Ÿ˜‰

Characters: Simon from Written in Red by Anne Bishop, Katniss from The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins


Your Turn! What are your favorite character traits? Share below

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9 responses to “TTT #181 – Favorite Character Traits

  1. Amanda Lipscomb

    Don’t die of shock, but I 100% agree with every trait you listed. ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ Sassy and broody are my two faves, but I’m coming to really appreciate cunning characters, too. I also think “teachable” is a good characteristic, bc we all love a good character evolution.

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