A note to all writers:
There is no "one true way" in writing. The views expressed in this site and in the corresponding blog are simply the opinion of a writer and a voracious reader. I offer a different approach to character and world building than you may find elsewhere. This approach is to get writers thinking more in depth about their characters and settings.
Some people may not find any of the advice here useful. That's fine. I hope you have are able to find what you are looking for elsewhere. There is no reason to force yourself into a writing style that does not suit you.