NEGATIVE TRAIT THESAURUS

UNCOOPERATIVE



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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:
Unwilling to work with others

SIMILAR FLAWS:
Unhelpful

POSSIBLE CAUSES:
Selfishness
Difficulty getting along with others
A fragile ego
Jealousy
Trust issues
Needing to be in charge
Stubbornness; being unable to compromise or give in to others

ASSOCIATED BEHAVIORS AND ATTITUDES:
Giving clipped answers or refusing to respond to questions
Sitting immobile; not taking action
Using closed-off body language (crossing one’s arms, the body angled away, etc.)
Purposefully not being ready or prepared
Being argumentative
Ignoring other people
Feigning interest in something insignificant
Refusing to help unless one is given a leadership role
Shrewdness
Making snap judgments about others and then refusing to work with them
Emotionally shutting down
Telling half-truths
Leaving in a huff
Lacking forgiveness
Making inappropriate or unfair demands in an effort to push people away
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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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EXAMPLES FROM LITERATURE:
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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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