Agence France-PresseDecember 7, 2013 23:48
Many have proclaimed South Africa's Nelson Mandela to be a hero. But what are the prerequisites for joining this elite club?
Frank Farley of Temple University in Philadelphia, who has been studying the psychology of heroism for three decades, offers this checklist of qualities:
- courage and strength
- compassion, generosity, devoted to the search for justice
- intelligence, being accomplished at something
- honesty and integrity
- adventurous, enjoys risk-taking
- ambitious and determined, should never give up.