Recently, I posted a tanong asking fans to listahan five personality traits most desirable in a Disney princess. My traits poll, which was going to be the foundation of this article, was based on TheMusicalMolls' listahan of traits; the first response. I didn't bother to check my tanong again for other responses, but when I returned to my tanong after I posted the poll, I was surprised to see that madami fans 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 tanong this morning, because my magpabago sinabi that madami 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 madami than two or three people to acknowledge my question.
So I switched gears. I'm going to base this artikulo off the most commonly stated personality traits in the sagot to my question:
Kindness/ Compassion – 9 times
Plain, everyday kindness in Disney princesses is truly important, and fans realize that. I see so many fans of the early DPs, whom I think are largely defined sa pamamagitan ng their kindness, in this club. It's lovely to see that. It's also part of being a Disney 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 pag-ibig 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 or near the tuktok 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 Disney princesses. Ariel and Rapunzel, who constantly have fans 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 kamakailan polls. On one, she is admired madami than Mulan, and on the paborito Disney Princesses poll, she has outdone Mulan. Although she may not be the most outgoing or 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 Disney Princesses. Mulan and Belle, two of the most popular DPs, both give up something for their fathers' safety. And the converse also applies - we don't appreciate selfish Disney Princesses. This is seen in the criticisms of Elsa, one of the least popular DPs in Fanpop, and in the criticisms of Ariel, still a popular DP.
Intelligence/ Common Sense – 5 times
It's pretty obvious that having a head on your shoulders is something fans value highly. Mulan, one of the madami popular DPs in this club and often on the tuktok 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 sa pamamagitan ng many.
Cheerfulness/Optimism – 4 times
The importance to fans for a Disney princess to uphold a positive, cheerful attitude is shown in many fans' pag-ibig for Snow White, Cinderella, Ariel, Rapunzel, and Anna, to name a few. Both Snow White and Sinderella endured an abusive childhood, and get a lot of appreciation for this from fans 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 madami of these traits. The Disney princesses just represent the people we could be and the lives we could live if we did.