Character Traits Worksheets

Recognizing character traits in literature is an important skill that students can develop as part of reading comprehension. Understanding the character's actions and thoughts helps them to better understand and appreciate the the story. As students improve their inferencing skills, they more naturally apply these skills in developing characters in their own writing.Be sure to check out all of our reading worksheets. If you're looking for more activities, check out's character traits reading passages.

Character Traits Worksheet – Black Beauty

In this passage from Black Beauty, students will read an excerpt from Chapter 7 and list 10 character traits of Greer.

Find it: Indirect Characterization

Learn about indirect characterization with this printable worksheet on making inferences and understanding character traits. This classroom activity is great for students looking to practice their reading and inferencing skills. Download and print for use both at home or in the classroom.

Character Trait Template

A worksheet where students will describe 5 different character traits of a certain person.

Character Traits Worksheet – Jane Eyre

Students will read a passage from Jane Eyre and list 10 character traits of John Reed.

Character Traits Worksheet – The Time Machine

With this worksheet, students will read a passage from “The Time Machine” and list character traits from one of the characters.