Crockett Hart, age 28, is the fifth of the seven Hart brothers. The hero of my story, Crockett, is a good rancher but also a bit at loose ends. He’s six feet tall, a bit lanky, and has the Hart dark hair and brown eyes. Sometimes Crockett feels overshadowed by some of his brothers and the heroes they all represent. He’s not sure he can ever meet his father’s expectations.
Crockett’s insecurities make him want to stand out somehow and to make his pa proud. Though he doesn’t think about it much, his desire to stand out leads him to choose bright clothing and a flashy tobiano pinto horse. A tobiano is a common color pattern in “paint” horses. The gene produces white patches of hair on pink skin within the base color of the horse. Here’s a picture of a tobiano horse, but the pattern has a lot of variation:
|Photo used by permission of Laura Kidder|
As a kid, Crockett took some foolish risks, also a symptom of the middle child syndrome and the desire to be noticed.
Still, Crockett is a hard worker. His drive to excel pushes him and makes him very competitive. If he doesn’t think he can perform a task perfectly, he’d rather not do it—to avoid failure. This has caused some tension with his father and brothers.
What about you? Are you competitive? Some people are TOO competitive. If you think you might have this trait, or you just want to find out, you can take a personality quiz here:http://www.gurl.com/2013/03/20/are-you-competitive-personality-quiz/
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