This paper will talk about Luffy and his extraverted personality. Monkey D. Luffy is a fictional character and the main character of the One Piece manga and anime created by Eiichiro Oda. One Piece is currently showing in Japan every week. Luffy is introduced as a young boy whose body gains the properties of rubber after he eats a supernatural fruit called the Gum Gum Fruit. After eating the fruit when he was seven, Luffy’s body became like a rubber and it stretches however he wants to.
Luffy is the captain of the Straw Hat Pirates and he has a long goal of becoming the Pirate King by finding the legendary treasure left behind by the Pirate King, Gol D. Roger. According to Miserandino, “Extraversion, is contrasted with Introversion and describe how one “surges” or energetically engages with the social world” (2012, p. 36). Luffy has an extraverted personality because he has an extreme thirst for adventure, which is the main reason why he wants to be Pirate King, and he believes that the Pirate King has the most freedom for adventure in the entire ocean.
Luffy is a very friendly person, especially if you give him a lot of meat, and making real friends really quick. Luffy does not care about the person’s past and when a person becomes his crewmate or even a friend he protects and defend them even if it kills him. Every time Luffy defeats an antagonist or enemy there’s always a feast provided by the friends he help. During the feast, Luffy always want to have fun with his friends and other people.
He will make jokes and tricks during the feast making everyone happy. Luffy is also a very positive person and does not care about what people think of him as long as he reaches his goal of becoming the Pirate King and to have lots of adventure. There’s this one moment when Luffy stand firm in front of the man, who fought with Gol D. Roger and considered the strongest person, and he says confidently and really bold that he is the one that’s going to be the Pirate King.
When talking about being active and energetic person, Luffy is one of those. He always wants to have fun and do things like fishing, catching insects or exploring jungles. Luffy always wants to go to an island that some of his crew finds it really dangerous but for him it is excitement and he believes that they are going to have an exciting adventure. And when his crew feels lonely or at lost, Luffy as the captain of the ship encourages them to have a positive attitude and never lose hope.
With this I can say that Luffy has high self-esteem and he is a very extravert person because he always wants to go out and to have lots of adventure in ocean. He is warmth and accepts a person whatever that person’s past is. He is gregarious that he wants to have fun with his friends. He is assertive that he always says boldly that he going to be the Pirate King. He is active and an excitement-seeker that he always wants to go to an unexplored islands. And he has a positive emotion that he always gives hope to his crew and which is why he has the title of the captain.
University/College: University of Arkansas System
Type of paper: Thesis/Dissertation Chapter
Date: 27 September 2016
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