A Good Guy Is More Than…


Good guys cry. Good guys comb their hair. Good guys say thank you. And good guys have integrity.

A true good guy goes through his day recognizing his blessings in life and shows kindness to strangers. He takes time out of his day to notice the beauty in the simple and mundane. He loses two seconds out of his own day to help a woman with a stroller go down a flight of stairs. He asks the cashier, “How is your day?” with a smile. He acknowledges the janitor at work with a friendly, “Hello.”

He knows that by being his true self, a good guy, his day will only be better. Gratitude and appreciation lead to an overall feeling of wholeness. A sense of true masculinity, rather than a façade of macho presents itself. A smile easily emerges because a light shines inside.

A good guy doesn’t feel obligated to prove himself because his actions speak for themselves. He stands for something more than himself. He not only roots for the underdog, but helps in the underdog’s success. He is a figure of example, straying from the pack to follow his own beliefs.

A good guy acknowledges his own faults. He shows emotions in public and expresses himself articulately with elegant language.  He thinks before he speaks and acts. He grasps his own luck, which is an accumulation of going after what he wants with one hundred percent effort.

A good guy values his body. He recognizes that this is his only vessel while here on earth. A good guy knows that moderation is key. Yet, understands that allowing yourself to indulge is healthy. A good guy showers, dresses well, and grooms to present his best self. Hair products, lotions, and vitamins facilitate a preservation of himself.

He is not afraid to be the different, the black sheep, the lone. He knows when he does not agree with something and holds firm. A good guy also knows when to back down and compromise. He is open to others from all walks of life. He doesn’t judge because he knows everyone has a story to tell.

A good guy stands with his head held high. Hugs his friends hello and good bye. Says I love you frequently and baste in the presence. He is a gentleman with manners, dignity and grace.

Being a good guy is not an idea or an ideal, it is a lifestyle consciously chosen with maturity and pride. A good guy knows he is a good guy, but never thinks about it because it is the only way he knows.

A good guy is more than…

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6 Responses to A Good Guy Is More Than…

  1. David January 8, 2014 at 4:22 pm #

    Thank you for these definitions of things a good guy is and does.
    do you think someone could do an article on starting simple in these things? I`m 15 years old and I know that it`s important to me to be the kind of guy that does all these things!

    • Aaron January 8, 2014 at 4:54 pm #


      You can find the answers on how to develop good-guy attributes all over this site. Kris Wolfe, the site’s founder, has written some pretty phenominal articles explaining everything from what a good guy is to how he becomes one.

      • Kris Wolfe January 8, 2014 at 9:00 pm #

        You da man Aaron! Thx for that brotha!

      • David January 12, 2014 at 3:01 am #

        do you have any in particular?

  2. Gabe July 3, 2015 at 5:22 pm #

    Great article, thank you Barrett !

  3. Jack July 15, 2015 at 5:15 pm #

    A true southern man. We were taught by our southern mothers.

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