In fairy tales (such as Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs) they are usually portrayed as short, stocky creatures with long beards. They can be found working in mines, delving minerals and metals.
Dwarves are exceptionally skilful with their hands and make the most beautiful (and often magical) objects, whose beauty and intrigue surpass man-made objects by far.
Dwarves tend to be very serious-minded, are typically
stubborn and opinionated, and are given to hard work
rather than flippancy. The one exception to this is
music; all Dwarves are possessed of an intense love for
music. All have rich, powerful singing voices and most
learn to play at least one instrument.