NEGATIVE TRAIT THESAURUS

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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:
Boisterous and disorderly; a nuisance

SIMILAR FLAWS:
Boisterous, rambunctious, raucous, rough, unruly

POSSIBLE CAUSES:
Immaturity
Poor parental discipline, a lack of boundaries growing up
Consistently escaping the consequences of one’s actions
Behavioral problems and conditions
Impulsiveness
Alcohol or drug use
A lack of social ties to the community
Family or environmental conflict
A lack of respect for authority or general disrespect for others
Adrenaline surges
Being repressed and controlled by past caregivers

ASSOCIATED BEHAVIORS AND ATTITUDES:
Throwing loud parties
Defacing property with graffiti
Not respecting privacy or boundaries
Minor theft (shoplifting, etc.)
Pushing and shoving in a group
Talking loudly or shouting when it isn’t appropriate to do so
Poor social graces
Feeling a sense of power when causing disruptions and chaos
Being inconsiderate (playing music too loudly, smoking in someone’s house, etc.)
Making a mess in someone else’s home
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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 TV:
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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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