We all are in Denial about something. Sometimes that denial helps us survive...until it doesn't and it begins to destroy us. Take walk through your characters unconscious mind. Discover the truth that they are denying. When did this start? How did it serve them at first? How is it starting to destroy their life now?
What are your characters political beliefs? How were there beliefs first shaped? What experiences shaped them? Have they had these beliefs since childhood or did they change as they grew up?
What is their source for staying up to date on current events?
Now put them in a small space with someone who believes the opposite... what happens?
How does your character feel about birthdays? What was your characters best birthday experience? What was their worst?
What is your characters thoughts on "winning & losing"? Is winning important? Is it how you play the game? Is 2nd place great or is it really just being the first loser? Who shaped these ideas for your character? What events in their childhood helped them form their current beliefs about winning and losing.
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