Wow, what a dry title, eh? Sorry, I'll do my best to make the post a bit more lively ;-)
As I'm plotting out a proposal for Book #6 for Entangled (I had to pinch myself and actually double-check that number) I realized I tend to gravitate to certain types of hero archetypes. I've written the Alpha (but I find that type quite broad, because all of the heroes I write are all Alpha's in their own way), The Bad-Boy, The Protector, and The Charmer. I don't really have a favourite yet. I think The Charmer would probably be my least favourite if I had to choose, because I do tend to have a soft-spot for the brooding, wounded hero, and that type rarely turns out to be a carefree charmer. Though Hugh Grant movies do make a very good case for loving The Charmer archetype.
But there are more archetypes that I love to read about and hopefully write about one day. The list below is really broad and general, and of course, there are so many other traits that can fall under each category, but it's a quick way to group them. Sometimes, I find lists like these can spark ideas if you're just at the starting point and don't have a clear idea of what type of characters you want to write about yet.
Some of the most popular Hero Archetypes:
The Alpha (and I think Alpha traits can also be found in any of the others)
The Wounded Hero
The Best Friend
The Action Hero
What about you? Do you have a favourite type to write about? Is it the same type that you like to read about?