- George Dana Boardman
As a performer I have an idea of what "a character" is. But I saw the phrase, "having character" and wondered what that meant....and by the steps described above, the only thing that I can deduce is "having character" means you are someone who practices something over and over again out of interest so that it propels you forward in life
(destiny). I don't believe that it's WHAT you do, but the quality of emotional attachment towards what you do that defines it.
So, if I'm a person who studies History then I will be known as a History expert. You could play a History expert ("a character"). But in order for someone to describe me as "having character" I've gotta love it. Your, "having character", may be seen as the unique passion that leads you to go back to finding out more and more information on the subject of History. And that, my friends, is what people love about any one of us. They see the sparkle of passion in whatever it is that we do and want to see more. It doesn't matter what that is.