What are some dominate personality traits of Simon in the novel Lord of The Flies?

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One of the main traits is that Simon is compassionate and very caring.  He is really the only boy that does not appear to take sides when it comes to Jack or Ralph and he also makes it very clear that he cares for the littl'uns in a way that the others do not.

He also has a very serious introspective streak as he thinks carefully about what is happening and ends up being the only boy to figure out the real nature of the beast.  He is very sensitive, not only to the boys but also sensitive enough that he cannot even handle the vision of the beast and he passes out after the experience.

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