Show Vanity in a Character through Actions

Monday, May 01, 2006


What’s a good way to show vanity in a character through actions? What kind of things would you expect a vain person to do? I want to show my character is vain, to avoid telling the reader he is vain...any Ideas?



I did this with one of my female characters about a year ago. She was really rich, spoiled, blonde, beautiful, stuff like that. Basically, make him make comments about how other people are inferior, especially his family. Make him talk about how everything bad that happens to him is everyone else's fault. Stuff like that. Does that help?



Maybe have them always readjusting their clothes, like they're ridiculously worried about how they look - constantly smoothing down their hair, checking themselves in a mirror, etc.