We all need passwords to log onto websites that we can hope to remember, right? So we are likely to choose configurations that mean something to us but not to others.
Here is a fun exercise you can use to think about your characters. Pretend your character needs a password, whether for a shopping site today or a safe stored under the floor in the year 1877. What word or number combination would she use? Why? The passwords your character creates say a lot about her. She’ll choose words and numbers she can identify with. Maybe:
If you try this exercise, you may gain new insights into your character.