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She’s More Than Just The ‘Nice Girl’ | Thought Catalog
Often, authors go the abbreviated route and give them a Dark and Troubled Past triggered by a Berserk Button. Either way, you can expect their niceness to be in spite of whatever tragedy or drama is in their lives; kind of an equal and opposite reaction to it. If done too suddenly, it implies a level of secrecy and acting that a Stepford Smiler would be jealous of. When done well, a more troubled character will rebuff their advice or friendship with "What do you know?
You've never had X happen to you! Furthermore, the Nice Guy trope can overlap with Innocently Insensitive , in which case the character can be just as insufferable at times as the Jerk with a Heart of Gold or even the Jerkass , but not at all mean-spirited like them.
However, if the setting is comedic with many Chew Toys around, you can't always count on them to be the sympathetic ones.
Another trait Nice Guys often exhibit is being Easily Impressed. Most people like to be complimented or appreciated so writers will often give the Nice Guy low standards to give a mediocre or upset character a boost in morale. Unfortunately, doing this will often make them incredibly reckless or inflate their ego a bit too much. Occasionally, however, the treatment goes the other way around: Perhaps in a world set upon Black and Grey Morality , and Gray and Grey Morality , this Nice Guy actually stands out because he IS a Nice Guy, he doesn't have the excuse to be cynical or mean, nor does he need to have a tragic backstory.
He's that nice, friendly and helpful Conversely, the Dogged Nice Guy trope may be in play if he has Unrequited Love , but note that that trope overlaps with people who act "nice" as a means to an end, which a real Nice Guy in this sense wouldn't do.
Usually, the result of Upbringing Makes the Hero. Though watch out if you've pressed his Berserk Button. If the villain is a Nice Guy in spite of his evil deeds, then he qualifies as Affably Evil.
Super-Trope to Nice Jewish Boy , when the nice guy in question is, well, Jewish , to the delight of potential Jewish mothers-in-law. See also, Adaptational Nice Guy. Fortunately, this one trope has many Truth in Television examples.
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So many, in fact, that there's no need in listing them here, thanks in advance. Note: This trope is referring to genuinely nice guys. Community Showcase More. Why did Keli keep her pregnancies and births secret -- and how could her family and friends not know? Nice Girl explores all these questions and more, revealing a dark and bizarre story of secrets and lies.
Rachael Jane Chin is a qualified solicitor who worked as a journalist for the Australian Financial Review until she decided to freelance.
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