Because you like Barney Stinson in How I Met Your Mother
Jax Teller can be cool or vengeful, calm or wrathful, depending on the situation. See them in Sons of Anarchy.
Rebecca Bunch struggles with decision making. So much so that she chases her high school boyfriend across the country to win him back. See them in Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.
When Jessica Jones is not throwing back drinks, she's taking down bad guys with her strength, detective skills, and foul-mouthed insults. See them in Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Told her son will one day save the world, Sarah Connor dedicates her life to training him to do just that. See them in The Terminator.
When the going gets tough, Rick Grimes gets tougher. It's a very useful trait when the world goes to hell. See them in The Walking Dead.
A cheerful alien, E.T. just wants to phone home. See them in E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial.
An underdog with nothing left to lose, Donnie Creed has everything to prove. See them in Creed.
Marty McFly is a skateboarder, aspiring rock star, and reluctant time-traveler. See them in Back to the Future.
Judge Dredd is less a man and more a living manifestation of justice. See them in Dredd.
Calling Alicia Florrick a "good wife" is damning this smart, capable, thoughtful woman with too-faint praise. See them in The Good Wife.
John Tyree has survived heavy gunfire and aggressive enemy soldiers. But can he handle a girl? See them in Dear John.
Emily Fields has been very guarded, careful of whom she trusts and reveals her secrets to. See them in Pretty Little Liars.