CHARACTER MOTIVATION THESAURUS

OBSESSIVELY PURSUING A RELATIONSHIP (DARK)



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HELPFUL TIP:

To understand why your character is driven toward a certain goal, take time to understand their personality and moral compass using the positive and negative trait thesauri. Also, dig into their backstory to find an unresolved emotional wound. Past trauma is disruptive and can generate unmet needs that, if strong enough, will motivate your character to chase a specific goal to satisfy this need.
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A person with this goal is often unstable and may suffer from delusions, interpreting the simplest actions as affirmation that they have a special connection with the target. It should be noted that who the target is and what kind of relationship is desired will dictate how the character goes about their pursuit.

FORMS THIS MIGHT TAKE:
Stalking a celebrity
Aggressively pursuing an unavailable love interest (a minor, a relative's wife, a married co-worker, etc.)
Infiltrating a person's life to be close to them
Attempting a seduction
Abducting one's target
Assaulting a target to make them their conquest
Possessive monitoring and interference due to unrequited love

HUMAN NEED DRIVING THE GOAL (INNER MOTIVATION):
There are five basic human needs that, when missing from a character's life, could motivate them to pursue this goal. The following needs are all possibilities, but only one of them should be the primary driver for any given character. For more information on the relationship between human needs and outer motivations, please see​ this ​Character Motivation tutorial.

Esteem and Recognition: A predator who believes they're special and powerful may take possession of another to affirm this delusion in their own mind.
Love and Belonging: An obsessive admirer may feel adrift and lost without the love of someone special. Once they identify the person they believe will complete them, nothing will stop them from trying to be with him or her.
Safety and Security: A character with an unhealthy obsession for another may have delusions that their target is in danger and will only be safe with the character at their side. 
Physiological Needs: A character who is obsessed with another may believe that their target has a key role to play in their life and seek to use them for procreation. 

HOW THE CHARACTER MAY PREPARE FOR THIS GOAL:
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POSSIBLE SACRIFICES OR COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH THIS GOAL:
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ROADBLOCKS WHICH COULD PREVENT THIS GOAL FROM BEING ACHIEVED:
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TALENTS & SKILLS THAT WILL HELP THE CHARACTER ACHIEVE THIS GOAL:
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WHAT'S AT STAKE IF THIS GOAL ISN'T MET?
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