Recently, I Опубликовано a Вопрос asking Фаны to Список five personality traits most desirable in a Дисней princess. My traits poll, which was going to be the foundation of this article, was based on TheMusicalMolls' Список of traits; the first response. I didn't bother to check my Вопрос again for other responses, but when I returned to my Вопрос after I Опубликовано the poll, I was surprised to see that еще Фаны had bothered to answer my question. At that point, it was only a handful of people, and since I found their lists highly similar to TheMusicalMolls', I let it be. I hope I didn't insult anybody in doing this.
But then I returned to my Вопрос this morning, because my Обновления сказал(-а) that еще people had answered my question. I was really astounded at the number of people who bothered to answer; I have to admit, being my pessimistic self, I wasn't expecting еще than two или three people to acknowledge my question.
So I switched gears. I'm going to base this Статья off the most commonly stated personality traits in the Ответы to my question:
Kindness/ Compassion – 9 times
Plain, everyday kindness in Дисней princesses is truly important, and Фаны realize that. I see so many Фаны of the early DPs, whom I think are largely defined by their kindness, in this club. It's lovely to see that. It's also part of being a Дисней princess to exercise compassion and help and protect those at a disadvantage - Snow White straightened up the dwarves' house because she believed they were orphans, and I Любовь her for that.
Bravery/Courage – 8 times
It's easy to see that we value courage in a DP both in Fanpop and in the outside world. Mulan, often at или near the вверх of fans' DP rankings, not only saved China from the Huns, but voluntarily enlisted in the Chinese army knowing she could be killed, marking her as one of the most courageous Дисней princesses. Ariel and Rapunzel, who constantly have Фаны supporting them, both found the courage to follow their dreams.
I was also surprised to see that Tiana seems to be gaining popularity, going off of my Последнее polls. On one, she is admired еще than Mulan, and on the Избранное Дисней Princesses poll, she has outdone Mulan. Although she may not be the most outgoing или sociable princess, people realize that it also takes courage when you're working to make your dreams come true, to keep going.
Selflessness - 6 times
It's also pretty evident that we value selflessness in Дисней Princesses. Мулан and Belle, two of the most Популярное DPs, both give up something for their fathers' safety. And the Converse also applies - we don't appreciate selfish Дисней Princesses. This is seen in the criticisms of Elsa, one of the least Популярное DPs in Fanpop, and in the criticisms of Ariel, still a Популярное DP.
Intelligence/ Common Sense – 5 times
It's pretty obvious that having a head on your shoulders is something Фаны value highly. Mulan, one of the еще Популярное DPs in this club and often on the вверх of people's lists, has a very inventive and analytical mind, while Belle, whose literacy and level-headedness has been emphasized time and time again, remains beloved by many.
Cheerfulness/Optimism – 4 times
The importance to Фаны for a Дисней princess to uphold a positive, cheerful attitude is shown in many fans' Любовь for Snow White, Cinderella, Ariel, Rapunzel, and Anna, to name a few. Both Snow White and Золушка endured an abusive childhood, and get a lot of appreciation for this from Фаны here. And Ariel, Rapunzel, and Anna have infectious cheer and bubbly personalities that charm everyone around them.
We all wish that we had a little еще of these traits. The Дисней princesses just represent the people we could be and the lives we could live if we did.