Character is Personality

Benjamin - Waynesboro, Virginia
Entered on February 13, 2009

I believe that character defines someone’s personality! Character is the aggregate or sum of features and traits that form the individual nature of a person. It is moral or ethical equality. Qualities of honesty, courage, and integrity. Character isn’t a trait that one can learn or impose, but rather it is a trait that someone develops, maybe with some personal struggle as it is not an easy trait to develop. Anyone who has the desire to develop their character will do so, but someone who lacks the desire to develop their character will have a more difficult time doing so because their individual nature will be difficult to overcome. This idea is supported by the view that someone’s individual nature is a dominating factor that is developed by their culture, surrounding, who they associate with, and their personal beliefs

From a young age my parents have enforced strict rules on how I was to act, speak, and who I associated with. Because I was a young boy I didn’t really understand what my parents were talking about or why I could only have certain friends. It seemed like they were trying to dictate the way I live my life so that it meets their expectations. But over time I slowly began to realize what they really meant when they would say things like that; they just wanted to make sure that I wasn’t getting in trouble and that I was progressing well in school. The more I began to understand what they were saying, the more confident I became with myself and my personality. Unfortunately this got me no where. I began to act somewhat cocky and conceded. I never listened to my friends or family when they would give their input about the way I acted, I didn’t believe them. I got no where fast, I was always in trouble and grounded almost everyday. So I turned to someone who I idolized greatly.

As a life-long fan of the New England Patriots, I have always looked upon Tedy Bruschi, a middle linebacker, as my role model. I admire his character and the respect people give him, it is simply divine. Bruschi’s character has been exemplified for years, not only by himself, but also by his teammates. From 2001-2008 Bruschi was elected to be defensive captain. This was a perfect fit for Bruschi because it was recognition by others in respect to his character. His adamancy towards football made him the perfect fit for this honorable position.

My belief in character is fully defined by my role model. Over the years I have struggled to improve my character in a positive way, but with some inspirational support, I have been able to enhance my personality by improving my character. This effort has benefited not only me, but my entire family. My belief, that character defines someone’s personality, grows everyday and everyday I learn more about myself from my belief.