Brave Character Trait
The brave character trait allows one to have or show mental or moral strength or perseverance when facing danger, fear, difficulty or discomfort. One may also refer to the display of this character trait as having or showing courage.
One with a dominant brave character trait will likely face off against any challenge if they believe it's the right thing to do. This person will fight with everything in their power if they believe it is worth the effort, regardless of the odds or outcome. Even if they're terrified, and the fight may result in the loss of their life.
At some point each of us has, is, or will face an extremely difficult challenge. Moments where your life is in danger, or something traumatic happens that turns your world upside down. And, you will be unable to avoid this challenge. This is when one calls upon their brave character trait to face it and fight through it.
Simply stated, being brave allows you to feel fear and still face challenges. It's the first step in getting through something. One's brave character trait may take shape in many different forms such as: taking responsibility for a mistake made, confessing one's true feelings toward someone, convincing oneself to try something new, or sharing with someone who is trusted that they are struggling and need help. It could also be in the form of accepting something that is out of their own control.
Learning and Education
Look for your brave character trait when you fear something or doubt yourself. If you believe the challenge has a valuable and important potential outcome, then facing that challenge and learning about it, is just as valuable as the outcome.
Work and Career
Being brave and stepping up at work to tackle a new project or task is often seen as taking initiative, or you're a go-getter! If and when that starts translating into you can do everything; be brave and provide rationale why you should not.
A few big examples of being brave in relationships include; the first introduction when someone knows nothing about you but you want them to, telling a person you respect something you know will upset them, and staying with a person no matter what.
"It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed." - Theodore Roosevelt
"It's not the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog." - Mark Twain
"Scared is what you're feeling. Brave is what you're doing." - Emma Donahue, Room
“I believe that the most important single thing, beyond discipline and creativity, is daring to dare.” - Maya Angelou
“You can't be brave if you've only had wonderful things happen to you.” - Mary Tyler Moore
“And one has to understand that braveness is not the absence of fear but rather the strength to keep on going forward despite the fear.” - Paulo Coelho
"Until you're ready to look foolish, you'll never have the possibility of being great." - Cher
"If you're waiting until you feel talented enough to make it, you'll never make it." - Criss Jami, Healology
"The opposite of bravery is not cowardice but conformity." - Robert Anthony
"Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go." - T.S. Eliot
"If it scares you, it might be a good thing to try." - Seth Godin
"Be brave enough to start a conversation that matters." - Dau Voire
The Action design's inspiration comes from action bubbles illustrated in comic books. The design's purpose is to inspire action! Bravery inspires action.
The Bold design is a real statement maker. Boldly shown across your chest, the design presents the power and importance of your brave character trait.
The Core design's inspiration is Iron Man's Arc Reactor, the source of power for the original suit. The design's purpose is to fuel your core power, and drive you to be brave.
The Reflection design came from looking in the mirror; a place for pep talks. The result was printing backwards, so your brave trait is clearly stated in the mirror.