POSITIVE TRAIT THESAURUS

ADVENTUROUS



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HELPFUL TIP:

Characters with this positive attribute will be extra sensitive to certain emotions, so think about how events might specifically trigger feelings in a way that elevates or lowers their moods or causes moral dilemmas to form—whichever best fits your story goals. Try giving a supporting character a negative trait that acts as an opposite of this attribute, causing frustration, disillusionment, or even emotional volatility that leads to poor decisions and mistakes.
DEFINITION:
Willing to try new experiences and take risks

SIMILAR ATTRIBUTES:
Daring, risk-taking, venturous

POSSIBLE CAUSES:
Growing up with parents who had a strong sense of adventure
Being encouraged as a child to try new things and experiences
Having adrenaline-junkie tendencies
Requiring constant stimulation; being easily bored
Being an extrovert

ASSOCIATED BEHAVIORS AND ATTITUDES:
Participating in extreme sports (rock climbing, sky diving, bungee jumping, etc.)
Obtaining injuries as a result of activities (broken bones, etc.)
Taking risks for fun
Initiating conversation in social situations
Researching new thrills, adventures, and experiences to attempt
Trying new foods
Having a positive attitude
Having a large social circle
Being gear-savvy; using proper equipment for an activity
Reading up on other countries and activities to experience there
Joining adventure-centric clubs or groups
Working to live, not living to work
Enjoying meeting new people
Not being tied to a single place
Asking people where they’ve travelled and what they’ve done
Preferring to spend money on experiences rather than material things
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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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CHALLENGING SCENARIOS FOR CHARACTERS WITH THIS TRAIT:
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TRAITS IN SUPPORTING CHARACTERS THAT MAY CAUSE CONFLICT:
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