Shy: She hides her new Scarlet Letter from town while standing on the scaffold.
"...it seemed to be her first impulse to clasp the infant closely to her bosom; not so much by an impulse of motherly affection, as that she might thereby conceal a certain token, which was wrought or fastened into her dress" (47).
Trustworthy: She never revealed the truth that Dimmesdale is Pearl's real father.
“ 'Speak, woman!' ”...Speak; and give your child a father!' 'I will not speak' " (63).
Charitable: she began to help people by using her skill with her needlework.
"By degrees, nor very slowly, her handiwork became what would now be termed the fashion" (77).
Determined: She will not let anyone to take away Pearl from her.
"God gave me the child! ...Ye shall not take her! I will die first! (104).
Passionate: She becomes passionate that she is willing to leave the town with Dimmesdale.
Risk-taking: She is willing to face the punishment from town by taking off the scarlet letter "A".
“Thou shall not go alone!” answered she, in a deep whisper. Then, all was spoken!"(188).
"...she undid the clasp that fastened the scarlet letter, and, taking it from her bosom, threw it to a distance among the withered leaves (191).