Qualities of a hero: are they born or made?

Qualities of a hero: are they born or made?

Have you ever wondered where the trend of good guys and gals come from? Are they native to some parts of the world? Or are they accessible to everyone and residing within each person? For as long as there have been heroes, humans have wondered if a person has to be naturally blessed or born with certain virtues.


A life of devotion to a cause.

A true hero is usually seen as someone who is devoted to a cause. To be a hero one must be willing to devote their life and energy to a cause that they believe in. Being devoted to a cause can mean anything from fighting for the rights of the underprivileged, or advocating for those who cannot advocate for themselves. They are willing to put aside luxuries and personal pleasure in order to devote their time and energy towards something bigger than themselves.

A knack for getting the attention of others.

Let's start with the bad news: if you want your narrative to be heard, it's going to require some attention-grabbing work.

You need to figure out how you're going to get people's attention and then keep it. You could go about this by wearing something flashy or saying something outrageous, but that's not really the kind of attention a hero is looking for. Instead, try these two approaches:

  • Be more likeable than everyone else in your life. If you're likable, people will be excited to follow your journey - even if they don't agree with what you're doing.

  • Become a storyteller. The best way to grab someone's attention is by telling them a story that sweeps them up and makes them feel something powerful and real.

A strong desire to make the world a better place.

You can be born with a strong desire to make the world a better place. Some people are naturally inclined to do this. There's nothing wrong with that, but it doesn't make you a hero. A hero is someone who takes action to help others attain safety and happiness. To become a hero, your desire to make the world a better place must be followed by action, not just words, and certainly not just thoughts or dreams.

Heroes are driven by purpose. They want to use their gifts and talents to improve the lives of others in some way, even if they don't get anything out of it but the satisfaction of knowing they helped people in need. Heros can also be motivated by a need for justice or revenge if they've been harmed themselves — but they'll still take the risk and put themselves on-the-line in an effort toward making things right again even when things won't go well for them personally (which is often).

When you see someone taking risks for what they believe in, offering up their own time/money/energy without expecting anything back from those around them except maybe thanks or appreciation at best...you're probably looking at some sort of hero figure!

A tendency toward self-sacrifice.

The most obvious trait of a hero is that they are willing to sacrifice themselves for something greater than themselves. There are many different ways to self-sacrifice, but the common thread is giving up something you want or need in order to help others. The question of why a he would do this begs another: what is it that they think they're helping?

A cause has many definitions and can be interpreted in a variety of ways. Generally, however, it's considered to be an action taken on behalf of a group, purpose, or movement larger than oneself. For example, if your friend wants to start a club dedicated solely to eating fried dough balls dipped in maple syrup, you may not find that important enough for you to join in on her efforts. On the other hand, if she wanted to raise money for underprivileged children by selling those same dough balls, you might feel more inclined to contribute your services because you know your actions will help the whole world (or at least one small part of it).

An obsession with justice.

>An obsession with justice can be a good thing

When we think of a hero, we usually picture someone who has no tolerance for injustice. One of the best examples is Batman, who was born from the desire to rid his city of crime and stop criminals from hurting innocent people. This obsession drove him to become an expert in all things related to fighting criminals and keeping the streets safe. The same obsession is what fuels most heroes' powers, like Superman's saving people from danger or Wonder Woman's using her super strength to fight against evil.

>Justice is needed to maintain order

Without it, society becomes chaotic and dangerous for everybody. Heroes are often concerned about maintaining order within their neighborhood or community because it allows them to help more people by keeping them safe from harm.

>An obsession with justice can also be a bad thing if it leads to vigilantism

Although heroes have an overwhelming desire for justice, they must not let this turn into an unhealthy obsession which could lead them down a path towards vigilantism and lawlessness themselves. Heroes must always respect due process while also looking out for others' rights within society as well as their own; otherwise they risk becoming just another villain trying to take over everything around them instead of preserving peace through lawful means such as working with authorities or politicians on making necessary changes in order to improve social welfare programs that exist currently but aren't being utilized properly due

An unshakeable belief in their own abilities (or luck).

Some heroes are born with it, but most of us have to acquire this quality. In business, this quality is called grit and has been a topic of much discussion. But what exactly is grit? And how do you cultivate it? Angela Duckworth defines grit as “perseverance and passion for long-term goals.” According to Duckworth, people with grit persist through tough times and strive towards goals despite obstacles or failures because they are able to visualize their future self beyond the current challenge.

While some believe that grit is always something that needs to be acquired over time, others view it as a more innate part of who we are and who we will become. That said, even those whose personalities lean more toward the gritty side still need training on how to harness their energy into productive actions. This can be learned at any age through mentorship, whether formal or informal, or just by observing others who exemplify the qualities you hope to embody yourself in your career and personal life.

A conviction that they can change the world despite resistance from others.

The more I study the hero’s journey and the lives of real-life heroes, the more I recognize that one of the key skills a hero must have is self-confidence. Heroes need to believe in themselves even when others do not.

It’s easy to see clearly why self-confidence would be so important for a hero. The hero’s quest often involves danger, difficulty, or controversy — and it may even be illegal in some cases! Without self-confidence, the hero might choose quiet compliance over fighting for what is right or necessary. A lack of self-confidence can also lead to surrendering easily in the face of failure or resistance from others.

Heroes with conviction are able to bear up under adversity because they believe they are doing something essential — something that matters more than social acceptance or personal safety. They consider themselves worthy of pursuing this path despite skepticism from others and without requiring constant support and encouragement along the way.

Such heroes include:

  • Harriet Tubman escaped slavery herself and then went back repeatedly to lead other slaves on dangerous journeys out of slavery through the Underground Railroad

  • Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a bus which led to a boycott by black citizens in Montgomery, Alabama and kickstarted the Civil Rights Movement

  • Martin Luther King Jr. was jailed because he protested segregation laws but continued his protests anyway

Every hero is different, but there are some common qualities among them.

Every hero is different, but there are some common qualities among them. The first is that they have the courage to fight for what they believe in. For example, the Hulk has incredible strength and courage. He’s not afraid of anything and fights for whatever he believes in.

The second quality that most heroes share is that they are selfless. They do anything to help other people, even if it means putting themselves at risk. For example, a hero like Captain America risks his life to save others every day as a member of the Avengers team.

Finally, heroes are usually smart and resourceful when solving problems and making decisions about how best to use their powers or skills in order to help others. A good example of this would be Batman – he uses his genius-level intellect combined with his martial arts training as well as gadgets from his utility belt in order to defeat villains such as The Joker or Bane!