What is Chaotic Good?

In most of my online profiles I use “chaotic good” as a way to describe my self. An example, from my twitter profile: “Keeping the spirit of Loki alive since 1972…Chaotic good bartender, husband, webmaster, hedonist, and Cubs fan living near Daytona Beach, Florida.”

What is chaotic good? Those that know, know. For those that don’t here is a basic definition, found online.

Chaotic good characters are strong individualists marked by a streak of kindness and benevolence. They believe in all the virtues of goodness and right, but they have little use for laws and regulations. They have no use for people who “try to push folk around and tell them what to do.” Their actions are guided by their own moral compass which, although good, may not always be in perfect agreement with the rest of society.

There is also this one-line definition:

A chaotic good character acts as his conscience directs him with little regard for what others expect of him.

So, after I color outside the lines I always remember to put the crayons away. 😀

Chaotic-Goods in media:
Captain Kirk
Robin Hood
Peregrin Took
Jim Hawkins
Austin Powers
Han Solo

Chaotic Goods in life:
Thomas Jefferson
Oscar Wilde
Walt Whitman

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