NEGATIVE TRAIT THESAURUS

UNGRATEFUL



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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:
Thankless; unappreciative

SIMILAR FLAWS:
Unappreciative

POSSIBLE CAUSES:
Self-importance
Pretentiousness
Growing up with wealth and prestige
Being accustomed to being waited upon
Having seniority
Excessive pride
Feeling unhappy and unfulfilled with one’s life choices

ASSOCIATED BEHAVIORS AND ATTITUDES:
Making demands
Complaining
Not saying "Thank you"
Taking one’s blessings for granted
Rudeness
A sense of entitlement from long-term hardship
Becoming frustrated with delays in correcting unsatisfactory conditions
Difficulty forgiving others
Blaming others for one’s misfortunes
Grabbing something before it’s offered, to avoid having to show gratitude
Impatience
Disrespect
Making threats to get what one wants
Ignoring common social niceties (not engaging with others, etc.)
Upping one’s expectations
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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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