NEGATIVE TRAIT THESAURUS

DISRESPECTFUL



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HELPFUL TIP:

Characters with this flaw will be extra sensitive to certain emotions, so think about how events in your story might specifically trigger these feelings to generate compelling tension and conflict. Another idea is to give a supporting character a positive attribute that is an opposite of this flaw, which will get under the skin of both characters and cause friction in their relationship.
DEFINITION:
Contemptuous or rude in action or speech

SIMILAR FLAWS:
Discourteous, impertinent, impolite, insolent, rude

POSSIBLE CAUSES:
A lack of concern for the feelings of others
A general disrespect for authority
Growing up in an environment where respect for others wasn’t valued or taught
Having a high opinion of oneself; believing that others are inferior and undeserving of respect
An indulgent upbringing
Desiring to put people in their place

ASSOCIATED BEHAVIORS AND ATTITUDES:
Insulting others
Refusing to comply or cooperate
Defying those in authority
Speaking rudely or using a condescending tone
Ignoring someone on purpose
Talking badly about a person or group of people
Mimicking someone in a hurtful way that highlights their flaws or deficiencies
Belittling others
Sarcasm
Dismissing others
Using rude gestures
Being openly judgmental
Speaking one’s mind regardless of how sensitive the topic is
Betraying a loved one or friend
Making fun of someone’s age
Breaking promises and lying
Taking people for granted
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ASSOCIATED THOUGHTS:
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ASSOCIATED EMOTIONS:
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POSITIVE ASPECTS:
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NEGATIVE ASPECTS:
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EXAMPLE FROM FILM:
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OVERCOMING THIS TRAIT AS A MAJOR FLAW:
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TRAITS IN SUPPORTING CHARACTERS THAT MAY CAUSE CONFLICT:
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