[Top Ten Tuesday] – #9 – Top Ten Character Traits I Wouldn’t Mind Having

Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. I thought this would be a fun way to share a condensed version of potential rambles and thoughts that I have.

This Week’s Theme:
Top Ten Character Traits
I Wouldn’t Mind Having

Initial Thoughts:

Although this was supposed to be a REWIND week, I decided to fix up my own theme that I don’t think I saw in the giant repository on Broke and Bookish.

We follow characters through contemporary and perilous settings, taking journeys that test their limits and challenges their before-and-after growth in reaching a revelation. And in order for these characters to cross that bridge, they need to innately exhibit (or gain in the process) physical or mental traits, attributes, or characteristics that define them as a character.

So I propose: Have you ever wished you had a particular trait of a protagonist or supporting character? I know I have:

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1. Christina (Divergent) – Legit Candor

Much like blogging/reviewing and all that jazz, the ability to speak your mind freely without true consequence other than an e-slap on the wrist is rather nice. But when the situation is centered in real-life, I find some difficulty in chirping things as I would online for fear of overstepping boundaries and inducing tangible emotions at the other person. So sometimes I do wish I could throw down real talk the way Christina does.

2. Tobias Eaton/Four (Divergent) – Four Fears

There are many things that I’m probably afraid of that doesn’t immediately come to mind right now – probably because my conscience rejects thinking about these things. But it would be cool to have a limited number of fears and not be afraid of such petty things like needles, clowns, insects with many legs, etc. I’m shuddering thinking about them.

3. Peeta Mellark (Hunger Games) – Stellar Baking Skills

I love food. But I’m terrible at memorizing measurements and all that good stuff required in baking. And I’m sure all of this is innate and engrained into his memory. So it only makes sense that I wish I had the finesse and knowledge to bake and decorate all kinds of nom noms.

4. Firefight/Nightwielder/etc. (Steelheart) – Cray Unique Abilities

I wish I had unique powers like an Epic. Some of them are totally comparable to heroes/villains in a Marvel universe.

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5. Hermione Granger (Harry Potter) – Conviction For Knowledge

I would be happy to have a fraction of her willingness for continual learning from non-fiction based knowledge. I know this probably comes down to personal drive and willpower but I was never good at this unless adrenaline kicked in and I had to study…

6. Daniel Kelly (Barracuda) – Swimming Phenom

After days of Olympic feels, I’m reminded of how I wish I had some athletic capacity to represent Canada in a sport. Although the closest sport I’ve come close to being above average at was skating (within hockey itself), I haven’t come across a hockey player in a book yet. So I can settle for having swimming abilities like Danny Kelly that would garner a nickname like Barracuda.

7. Tomasz (More Than This), Abraham (Steelheart) – Accents

I think it’d be totally rad to converse in a different accent than that of the native tongue.. Okay maybe I just want a Scottish or Welsh accent. No judgment.


So have you ever wanted some attributes or characteristics of a character?

What did you decide to do for this week’s rewind? Let me know and I’ll check yours out.


12 thoughts on “[Top Ten Tuesday] – #9 – Top Ten Character Traits I Wouldn’t Mind Having”

  1. I love this idea. I think I wouldn’t mind having Hermione’s knowledge and drive to learn. I decided to do my childhood favourites this week!


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