So do you find that any of your characters are somewhat autobiographical or self-idealistic (you the way you wish you were), Allyssa?
My protagonist Allyssa has many traits that I wish I had. She is beautiful for a start! She has long mahogany hair, startling blue/green eyes and a figure to die for. I would also like to be as clever as she is and as good natured. She also makes close friends a lot more quickly than I do.
However, her niavite at times annoys me. It gets her into a lot of trouble. So does her penchant for 'borrowing' without asking.
Allyssa resembles the real me very little.
Another of my characters, Jasper, has my sense of humour. Needless to say, I find him very funny.
Kerridon, my mage character, probably has my habbit of being absent minded, and occasionally clumsy (for which he gets very annoyed with himself). Kerridon also adores cats.
Tamsin, my mysterious ranger, has my habbit of giving lectures on things that he finds interesting - I really must try to stop that!
Karolek is a dreamer. Yep. He definately gets that from me.
I think there is a little of me in most of my characters. They are almost like children to me.
If I could be like one of Tolkien's characters, I would want to be like Elrond, wise, intelligent, warm, caring and able to laugh in spite of all the grief he has had.