Tuesday, September 17, 2013

A Perfect Hero!!


 


 
A while ago I asked my friends on facebook what attributes they thought made a man into a hero.
 

 
 
 
 
 


This was the list I received:

Smart

Funny

Strong - takes charge

Strong - but kind

Kinda like an Alpha Male

Protective

Compassionate - but still takes charge.

One who can laugh at himself but not at others

Protective

A man not a male

Honesty, a man with integrity

Empathetic (Compassionate)

Active and purposeful

Fantastic sense of humour

Honest and trustworthy

A tease with a sense of humour, but not to the expense of others.

Loves animals, and children

Protective

Ruggedly handsome, with a beard, and just-out-of-the-bed hair

Tall and strong. (Blonde)

Respectful towards women


Honorable


Has a sense of humor

 
Naughty - but nice
 

Once I’d compiled the list, I saw that a man being strong and protective was a huge point in a woman’s favor. It surprised me because in today’s world, women seem to be so self-sufficient. Of course, many have no choice.

It’s kinda nice though to think that we ladies still appreciate a man who can make us feel that we have someone to lean on. As much as I like a guy with a good sense of humor, I do admit that I still expect him to be “the man”.

So - when I write my heroes from now on, I’ll be checking this list and choosing which special traits he’ll have. And because I like to start off with a flawed hero most times, he might just have to hide these qualities at the begining of the story. It's good to torture characters...right? RIGHT??
 
Next list I will ask them to fill in is the heroine’s. We need someone special for this guy…  

 

2 comments:

  1. Wow! This would be a very special guy! Nice to have such great ideas from your readers.

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  2. I had my perfect hero for 36 years! He treated me like a queen and was very thoughtful, supportive, loving and has an amazing sense of humor which always made my day! I lost him to the dreaded cancer in 2001! These have been rough 12 years, but I have such wonderful memories! Thanks for writing about such wonderful heros!
    Rebecca

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