Re: RARA-AVIS: Hardboiled Character Traits

Date: 27 Apr 2002


Re your comment below:

> Here's another definitive hardboiled character trait
> ... self
> confidence. The hardboiled character doesn't need
> anyone else to agree
> with 'em. Typically they're going against the grain
> with such vigor that
> their confidence is labeled as arrogance by the 9to5
> grunts who just
> don't see it or don't want to see it. Hell,
> hardboiled characters don't
> even care if the client agrees with them when it
> comes to the PI
> variety. They have confidence in themselves from
> which they act. And
> they take their punishment with a raised chin when
> they're wrong and
> when they're right.

"Self-confidence" is part and parcel with being
"tough," and, consequently, doesn't need to be mentioned because it's already implicit.


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