As fiction writers, we can't help but make our protagonists at least somewhat like ourselves. After all, who do we know better than ourselves?
But how like us are they? Will they invariably react as we would under any gien circumstanc.
There is quite a bit of me in my main character, John Point. I have a number of his insecurities and beliefs. But he is not entirely me. He has done some things I would never do, both good and bad. And I have done some things he wouldn't do.
One thing, in particular, that is like me, is our need for a certain amount of privacy. Of course, I don't live "off-the-grid," as he does. I maintain this blog--although lately not as religiously as I should. I also have a FaceBook and Twitter account. He would never think of doing such a thing. But I do try to keep my face off the internet, something for which I have received a few disparaging comments.
I also maintain a mail-drop in downtown Denver, and very few know where in Denver I actually live.
So you see, some of him is me, and some of me is him. And he is partly a lot of other people I know.
And, of course, there is some of me in my antagonist, as well. It couldn't be any other way.
How much of you is in your own protagonist and antagonist creations?