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Monday, May 30, 2011

Naruto PersOnality

Due to the prejudice and loneliness he suffered in his childhood,
Naruto developed a craving for acknowledgment. In order to
achieve this, Naruto would pull pranks all around the village and
even going far as strive for the title of Hokage. Even after graduating from the academy, Naruto was still determined to be
recognized, but as he made more and more connections with
others, his reasons for wanting to become Hokage underwent a
change, having less to do with the desire for recognition, and
more to do with wanting the strength to protect his home and the people close to him.
As noted by Madara Uchiha, Naruto is a fervent believer in the Will of Fire, likening him to his old rival, Hashirama Senju, in this respect. Naruto's unstoppable determination and drive strongly impacts the lives around him, even his enemies had been affected by his
empathy. Both Kakashi and Temari had referred to Naruto's amazing charisma as a
"unique power" that allows him to change the worldly views of others.

Naruto is most prominently characterized by his hyperactivity , being exuberant, impatient, impulsive, and inattentive. According to Kakashi, Naruto learns through his body. He is relatively naive and simple, being slow to understand a principle or situation, and often requiring an oversimplified analogy in order to grasp what is being explained
to him. Overall, Naruto responds best to competition and possesses a great degree of
confidence in himself, loudly proclaiming that he will master whatever technique he is
learning in a fraction of the usual time, though he will not hesitate to ask for help if he
needs it.

Naruto has a number of other distinct traits as well. He inherited his catch-phrase
"Dattebayo!" (だってばよ!) from his mother, Kushina Uzumaki, who would say "(da)ttebane" (「(だ)ってばね」) when excited or frustrated. He also has a childish quirk of keeping his money in a chubby, green-frog wallet he affectionately calls " Gama-chan." He is also very brash and rarely pays heed to formality or social standings. He almost
exclusively eats ramen, and is a frequent customer at the Ramen Ichiraku. He is also something of a pervert, something he tends to be reprimanded for by Sakura as well as
Iruka, and has only become more so after meeting Jiraiya. He smiles near-constantly
which during his childhood, was to mask the sadness of his lonely life. Those who are
closest to him are able to recognize when his smile isn't genuine.

However, when the situation calls for it or when someone dear to him is in trouble,
Naruto can be very serious, and will instantly try to come to their aid. This is most
commonly seen in the series through his interactions with his team-mates, Sasuke Uchiha and Sakura Haruno. With Sasuke, Naruto views him as a brother, and throughout Part II strives to bring him back to Konoha, despite his willing defection from the village. With Sakura, Naruto has a long-standing crush on her, and will do all in his power to
make her happy, even if it is at the expense of his own happiness. Sai has indicated that this dedication has progressed to the point of love. Sai also notes that the strain of
making Sakura happy and bringing Sasuke home are the source of Naruto's internal

After the loss of his mentor Jiraiya, talking with his own father, and talking to Jiraiya's
killer and former pupil, Nagato, Naruto came to understand the downside of revenge,
and desired to save Sasuke from it even more. Naruto also tried to stop the Kumo-nin from exacting their revenge against Sasuke, since this would only create a cycle of
hatred. It appeared that Naruto was becoming increasingly desperate in his quest to
save Sasuke, as he was willing to take physical abuse from the Kumo-nin over selling
Sasuke out as well as getting down on his knees before the Raikage and beg for Sasuke
to be forgiven for his crimes. Furthermore, after learning from Madara the reason of
Sasuke's hatred, Naruto decided and proclaimed to Sakura, who was trying to get him to leave his quest, that he truly understood Sasuke now. He wanted to save Sasuke, not
just because of the promise he made to Sakura, but also for himself. However, after
learning from Sai that the rest of his comrades were aiming to kill Sasuke, and that nobody in the village would ever accept him again, Naruto apparently suffered from
hyperventilation due to the extreme conflict that he has been presented with.

Upon finally reuniting with Sasuke, Naruto sympathized with the criminal for his
actions, and refused to back down or kill him, instead finding a third solution. Naruto
came to the conclusion that the two of them were indeed destined to fight, as Madara
predicted, and that when that happens, since both he and Sasuke were top-ranked
ninja, they would most likely die. Naruto is fully prepared to shoulder Sasuke's hatred as
a friend, and is, in a way, the sole person to not have given up hope on him. However, like the rest of Konoha, Naruto has finally given up in bringing Sasuke back as a citizen
of the village, believing that words would no longer have any effect to allowing them to
understand each other, and has resigned himself to fighting (and potentially killing)
Sasuke to protect Konoha. To prevent himself from dying when he fights Sasuke, Naruto
started training to master the Nine-Tails, saying he was through running from being a jinchūriki and prepared to complete "that" jutsu.

After Killer Bee refused to train Naruto, Motoi guided Naruto and Yamato to the Falls of Truth, the place where Bee trained to control the Eight-Tailed Giant Ox. He instructed Naruto to sit on a platform and close his eyes.
Soon after, Dark Naruto (闇ナルト, Yami Naruto), the manifestation of hatred that existed within Naruto's heart,
appeared, berating Naruto for how quickly the people
from Konoha changed their ideals about him. Dark Naruto
exclaimed that the Nine-Tails liked him better and he was the real Naruto while Naruto was an impostor. [7][8] They started to fight, but after a while, Naruto realised that they
both had the same techniques, skills, and tactics. As a result, their fight was a draw and Naruto mentioned that if they continued like this, it
would take a very long time to settle it.

He appeared once again after Naruto returned to the Falls of Truth. Instead of fighting,
Naruto projected an image from his mind of his autograph signature that he was unable
to give to the Konoha shinobi. This angered Dark Naruto, pointing out to Naruto that
those people were part of the same villagers who made him suffer as an outcast, telling
him that he shouldn't trust them. However, Naruto stated that he trusted the villagers
because they were important to him, but what was also important was that he needed to have faith in himself, so he would have the strength to live up to the villagers' trust in
him. Naruto's statement started to weaken Dark Naruto, then forcing him to ask what
was the reason for his existence. Naruto stated that Dark Naruto was really him and
thanked Dark Naruto for pushing him to be the person he was now. He hugged Dark
Naruto when the latter tried to attack him, telling Dark Naruto that it was all going to be
alright. Letting go of his own anger at their past, Dark Naruto's eyes lightened as he gave into Naruto's words, and disappeared.

Later, when Naruto entered his subconscious, the Nine-Tails expressed surprise as it
could no longer sense any hatred within Naruto, and questioned Naruto about where the "real him" was, to which Naruto replied that the real him was right in front of it.

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