Empathy Venn Diagram

Empathy Venn Diagram - student project

The exercise that I liked the most was the Empathy Venn Diagram. It turned out like this:

Things We Have In Common: Wants to be heard. Doing the best we can.

Me: Drifting away from the conversation. Some anxiety.

Person I Don't Like: Talking a lot. Excitable and invested in their own voice.

I like this exercise the most because it helps me make sure my characters sound and feel human. When a character doesn't feel human we tend not to find them relatable and that can take us out of the story which is the last thing I want to do. Thank you for reading!