A person who puts a large amount of effort into achieving
image, or counter-image, to the point
where it is obviously contrived. Rather than achieving
an image through genuine personality, the try-hard
consciously attempts to fit a certain
style through deliberate imitation, forced style, or scripted behavior. That is to say, he/she
hard to create an image.
Examples: An affluent, suburban dweller who makes great efforts to cover himself in tattoos and piercings; try-hard.
A person who wears certain
items of clothing for the express intention
"non-conformist", and flaunts it; try-hard.
Someone who purchases a motorcycle only to appear as a "bad-boy"; try-hard.
A person who shuns certain genres
or styles of music or art simply because it does
not fit his self-image, or the image he wants to portray; try-hard.