Sometimes it is helpful to see how your character would handle being in different situations to get a better idea of who he/she is. Here are a few samples:
- Set your character up on a blind date
How does he/she react to the idea? What does he/she do to prepare? What happens on the date? Afterward?
- Have your character deal with engine failure in a remote area
Could be on an undeveloped section of interstate, or secluded rural road, or an uninhabited moon around some distant planet in another solar system. Could be his/her horse dies in a desert. How does he/she react? What does he/she do to get “back on the road”
I’d like more ideas for scenarios I can put here. Comment or email me (email@example.com) your candidates for inclusion.