He has described himself as a psychogeographer and modern flâneur and has written about walks he has taken.  In December 2006, he walked 26 miles from his home in South London to Heathrow Airport . Upon arriving at Kennedy Airport he walked 20 miles from there to Manhattan .  In August 2013, Self wrote of his anger following an incident in which he was stopped and questioned by police in Yorkshire while out walking with one of his sons, on suspicion of being a paedophile . The police were alerted by a security guard at Bishop Burton College . He had asked the security guard for permission to cross the school grounds.  
Hector values honor and pride in his army and homeland more than he values life. For example, "when he advises the citizens of Troy to sleep outside the city gates, because he assumes all is safe and then finds out people were murdered through the night because by the raging Achilles had returned, he assumes full responsibility for the disaster. If the situation had been reversed, Achilles would have pointed fingers of blame at others, but on the contrary, Hector knew that he had made a mistake and was to ashamed to return inside the gates, instead giving his live attempting the end that of the man who viciously killed so many Trojans." (Harold Bloom) this quote is important to understand the personality, values that the great hector have, courage and honor required to be recognized like a true epic hero. Hector demonstrates every quality an epic hero should. He combines his fighting abilities with integrity, humanity, and an entirely altruistic approach to every situation he faces. He honestly lives to fairly fight his best every day for the Trojans.