Raoden truly is born a leader. I am reading the part where he tried to recruit new people to his side and asked them what they are good at doing. And he is so positive even though he is taken by the shaod. Everyone around him has more or less given up on living, but he tried to instill positive changes in others. He takes risk even though he might be attacked by the other two leaders in elantris. I find myself really rooting for him.