We were asked to capture the essence of our character. I was given Abraham Lincoln (16th American president most known as the president who ended slavery, lead during the civil war and first president to be murdered).
Lincoln came from nothing, a one roomed farm cabin in Kentucky. He taught himself before becoming a lawyer. Then from being a lawyer he became the person we know (U.S President).
The fact that Lincoln could make it from nothing and do good, why can't YOU? This is what I based my interactive design on.