A profile essay is a great way of explaining and describing further about a particular subject. It might be that you teacher has given you some generic topics that you need to use as the basis of your paper, or you might have free rein over what you write about. Alternatively, it might be you’re your paper needs to at least be loosely connected with the subject that you are studying for and, therefore, there are some restrictions on what topics you can choose.
Ultimately, some students find it easier if they have restrictions imposed upon what topics they can choose, whilst others find it much easier when they can write about anything; however, most students will benefit from using various brainstorming techniques in order to come up with ideas of what to write about.
Alternatively, another good way of getting inspiration of what to write about is to look at articles, blog posts and especially past papers that have been written by other students. You can then use these to help you to think of good ideas for your own work.
Also, when it comes to getting inspiration from pre-written topic ideas, you might like to use some of the suggestions below.