Do Your Characters Pass the Test?

Do Your Characters Pass the Test? Why not test your characters’ mental health using online mental health quizzes to see if they possess the disorders and symptoms you want them to have?

When we create our characters, we get to decide everything about them. If they’re main characters instrumental to our plotline, we might go so far as to decide when and where they were born, if they were bullied in school, if they were bullies in school, whether they suffer from insomnia as adults, and everything in between and beyond that.

To write convincing characters, we need to be able to get into our characters’ heads and know how they’d react in particular situations. Depending on our storyline and our characters, sometimes we need them to be depressed, schizophrenic, or suffer from insomnia or obsessive compulsive disorder for example. Perfectly normal people aren’t always very interesting to write or read about, are they?

But, unless we are depressed (or have been), schizophrenic, or suffer from insomnia or obsessive compulsive disorder, or whatever, how do we know we’re accurately portraying our characters in our stories?

Why not put your characters to the test—literally!

Online Mental Health Quizzes

There are a number of sites online offering an assortment of mental health questionnaires.

  1. Find a quiz online appropriate for your character and their mental health condition. For example if your character is supposed to have Attention Deficit Disorder try this test.
  2. Be your character and answer the quiz.

Did your character pass the test?

Online Mental Health Quizzes

Here’s a list of sites where you can find mental health quizzes. You do not need to create an account to use these quizzes and can remain anonymous.

  1. Psychological Tests & Quizzes – This site offers tests to diagnose the following symptoms and disorders for OCD, PTSD, ADD, ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia and many other conditions.
  2. Online Psychological Tests – This site offers tests in the following categories: Bipolar Disorder, Personality Disorders, Addictions, Depression, ADHD, Eating Disorders, Thought Disorders, and more.

Let me know if your characters pass the test in the comments below.

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