Do you see yourself in your main character? Or maybe your mc is someone you wished you could be or do things you wish you could?
Do we manifest our desires into our main character intentionally or unintentionally?
When I first began fleshing out my main character, I didn't realize that I put a bit of myself in her. But now, knowing her better and looking back, I see it much clearer. For example, my heroine has a talent for the bow. I have always found archery fascinating. I haven't picked up one since I was young, but I'd love to be proficient (like Katniss in Hunger Games).
In my case, I unintentionally put a bit of myself into my main character.
What about you? Are you your character?