Signs of dating a jerk
While one be both a Jerk with a Heart of Gold AND a Jerk with a Heart of Jerk simultaneously, it is possible for a character to alternate between the two (as a result of "Depending on the Writer" for instance) and Character Development can cause evolution in either direction.
That said, these tropes are almost polar opposites by definition.
Also contrast Jerkass Faade, also pretty much a polar opposite.
May also go hand in hand with Good Flaws, Bad Flaws: a character may have a Good Flaw, then repent and apologize... This character taken to his/her logical extreme would then become a particularly tragic Anti-Villain, since such characters genuinely believe themselves reformed. Lord Flashheart: Just because I can give multiple orgasms to the furniture just by sitting on it, doesn't mean that I'm not sick of this damn war: the blood, the noise, the endless poetry.
Somewhere, buried deep inside, there's a Pet the Dog moment that shows he's really a Jerk with a Heart of Gold. There's a perfectly selfish explanation for why he saved the busload of burning orphans - they're his secret team of kid snitches.
As long as you have two separate people, you’re going to have conflict.
However, there comes a point when everyone needs to realize that the patient is dead and there’s no amount of CPR, couple’s therapy, lingerie, or weekend getaways that can bring it back.
Here’s how to recognize that your relationship is already over and it’s time to let it go.
"So you're saying that I only write poetry to show that beneath this mean, callous, heartless exterior, I just want to be... Apparently, difficult as it may be to imagine, he may actually not be that bad a guy.
I just write poetry to throw my mean callous heartless exterior into sharp relief."Someone in the main cast discovers a shocking secret about the past of the resident Jerkass.
Lord Flashheart: I think I'm beginning to understand. Now get out that door before I redecorate that wall an interesting new colour called 'hint of brain'!