As we grow as writers we develop perspectives that help formulate our writing. They are the viewpoints that drive how we create all aspects of our novels. It takes a lot of imagination and creative power to create unique stories and characters. Let's use this chance to share the perspectives we have that help us create the world of our novels.
Here is a quote I saw years ago that helped me in developing my perspective towards creating antagonists.
"You don't really understand an antagonist until you understand that he's a protagonist in his own version of the world" - John Rogers
Keeping this in mind has helped me create an antagonist that I see as incredibly realistic and relatable.