A long ass and somewhat all-over-the-place thought piece on the dynamics of character interactions.
Something I have taken notice to is that I commonly subscribe to Character Contrast Pairings, which isn’t about putting characters into romantic relationships but pairing them up closely with characters having opposite traits. In fiction this is called a Foil (a character who contrasts with another character in order to highlight particular qualities of the other character). However, in fiction a foil usually deals with several contrasting elements, from appearance to personality. But I’ve broken down a subset of different contrasting qualities. This is by no means a complete list, but a list of conflicting qualities that I either find common or have made personal use of. I also do not claim to be the “creator” of these qualities but am simply compiling them and adding on my own thoughts. You’ll find there’s some overlap of qualities as certain c