However, he can also be a kind hearted character.
Personality[ edit ] Greg Heffley is mischievous, lazy, paranoidegotistical, and dishonest. He is known to become jealous easily. He also tends to be a poor friend, something even he agrees with.
He doesn't like taking the blame for negative events, and attempts to twist any situation he can in his favor, so that he may go up his "popularity ladder. Throughout the series, Greg's schemes to acquire money and popularity always backfire. He also enjoys playing video games.
His best friend is Rowley Jefferson they often get into arguments. Rowley takes part in Greg's schemes and is sometimes a victim of Greg's manipulation and deception. The two have a very complicated relationship, as Greg sometimes takes advantage of Rowley's good nature, and his own schemes fail due to Rowley's foolishness, such as Rowley's "confession" to the vandalized wall.
Rowley's parents, mostly his father, view Greg as a bad influence on their son. This is because Greg has a tendency for getting himself and Rowley into trouble. At school, Greg receives bad grades, gets bullied, deals with the hardships of middle school, and is always trying to earn popularity points in order to gain attention and respect though his plans to do so often result in either his own popularity dropping, or unintentionally boosting Rowley's popularity.
At home, Greg has a mixed relationship with his family, especially with his younger brother Manny, who is overly pampered and protected by his parents particularly his mother Susan.
His mother tries to devise ways for Greg and Rodrick to get along but which never work out. Greg's father, Frank, is annoyed by Greg's antics and laziness and tries to make him more active.
Greg is often tormented and bullied by Rodrick and is also the victim of his pranks yet they do care for each other deep down. In addition, he has inherited many of Rodrick's traits such as laziness, large ego, disdain for sports, being a trickster, etc.
In fact, many of Greg's teachers dislike him because they originally had Rodrick as a student even though Greg's classroom behavior does not mirror Rodrick's.
A notable trait of Greg that becomes more apparent as the novels go on is his lack of logical and critical thinking.
A lot of his actions are shown to have no thought or consideration prior to being acted out, and usually end in disastrous repercussions. This is shown in when he delays his family by drying his sock after stepping in a slush puddle while heading to an airport, and later burning the sock while attempting to dry it.
Greg also has been shown to display constant forgetfulness as well as no linear thinking. A good example of this is when he constantly has to remind himself to put his socks before his shoes after a string of incidents involving him doing the opposite act.Manny Heffley Character Timeline in Diary of a Wimpy Kid The timeline below shows where the character Manny Heffley appears in Diary of a Wimpy Kid.
The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance. The 3 words that describe the main character, Greg Heffley, are unlucky, wimpy, and unpopular. There are many reasons on why Greg shows he's unlucky. Rowley Jefferson is Greg's best friend, and the second main character of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series.
 Rowley is infantile, excitable, and goofy, yet charming and innocent.
Greg often takes advantage of him. In the first book, Rowley is the main antagonist. Diary of a Wimpy Kid is also a series of films based on the books.
Jeff Kinney was an executive producer. Jeff Kinney was an executive producer. Like the books, the movies are the journals of Greg Heffley, played by Zachary Gordon in Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days, and Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules, and .
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck tells the story of Greg Heffley, a middle school boy who can't seem to catch a break. Greg's luck begins to go downhill when his best friend, Rowley Jefferson, starts spending all his time with his new girlfriend, Abigail Brown. From there, Greg sees everything else.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Character Analysis Rowley Jefferson The Crush • Is the fourth prettiest girl in the grade (according to Greg) • Writes in Greg's yearbook that he is "ok" and to "keep in touch" • Writes in Rowley's yearbook that he is cute.