Although some changes have occurred in the character of individualism and procrastination of the Ticos, apparently much of it is
here to stay. There are other aspects of the nature and behaviour that differentiates them from other Latins, but it would take a whole book to include them all. It would a good project for a psychologist to undertake as he could come up with very interesting information.
It might do well to also mention here the benevolent character of the Tico. Presidents from Independence Day through many of the years, when San José was still a small city, had the custom of walking to their office. On one morning in 1954, then president Otilio Ulate Blanco, while on his way to his office, was run over by a bicycle near Morazan Park. At that time the presidential office was located in an old two-story house on the west side of the National Park. Ulate was not badly hurt and passed off the incident without reprimanding the bicyclist. Presidents in Costa Rica don't like to have bodyguards and they never have any; when they do, it's because it is imposed on them. What other countries can match this?