Confident: Even though Jim could get hurt he agrees to meeting Buzz on the cliff for a chickie run. He also uses the confidence he has to try and get the cops to back off. He believes that he will be able to get Plato out of the building and to the cops without any harm if the cops would turn out the lights. Another time that he's confident is when he told his mother off for wanting to move again. He told her she can't keep using him as an excuse to run away from her problems. He was also able to tell him father off for being a chicken and doing whatever Jim's mother told him to do.
Determined: Jim is determined to make sure is nothing like his father, he doesn't want to be a chicken, so he stand up for himself. He tries his hardest to not fight the kids even though they're all surrounding his car, but eventually he gives in when they call him a chicken. When Plato shoots at Jim he still tries to pursue him and get Plato to calm down and understand.
Symbolism: Chickie Run
If my parents told me not to go to the police I most likely would go to them if it was an important situation. I would go to them because it's the right thing to do(morally). Also, I would like to think that they could help me with whatever was going on. If my parents were to tell me to not go to the police for something they did I still would; if it was an important situation. Even if I didn't go to the police right away I would most likely end up going to them later.