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:
Having an attitude of entitlement due to excessive coddling and pampering

SIMILAR FLAWS:
Bratty, entitled

POSSIBLE CAUSES:
Having overindulgent caregivers
A history of always getting what one wants
Immaturity
Being the baby of the family
Being the only boy in a family of girls, or vice versa
A low sense of self-worth
Believing that one’s value is directly related to what one has

ASSOCIATED BEHAVIORS AND ATTITUDES:
Greediness
Seeing what one wants and demanding it
Using manipulation to control and take advantage of others
Throwing tantrums
Manufacturing crocodile tears
Having a sense of entitlement
Using another’s love or affection to get what one wants
Feeling put upon when others request help
Putting self-gratification first
Wanting things without having to work for them
Wastefulness
Using excuses to avoid responsibility
Pitting people against one another
Whining and complaining
Having high expectations: "I hope Joey knows that anything less than a carat is unacceptable."
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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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