POSITIVE TRAIT THESAURUS

ANALYTICAL



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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:
Skilled in thinking and reasoning; having a natural instinct to study and analyze

SIMILAR ATTRIBUTES:
Logical, rational

POSSIBLE CAUSES:
Intelligence
Being highly curious
Being driven by the desire for order
A fear of making mistakes
Having an interest in why things work
Having parents who encouraged one to understand cause and effect
Being emotionally disconnected
Perfectionism

ASSOCIATED BEHAVIORS AND ATTITUDES:
Asking questions
Reading up on a topic to attain better understanding
Studying things that evoke curiosity
Running experiments
Being well-read
Posing theories and attempting to prove them
Getting hung up on the little things
Having an interest in human behavior and psychology
Being unable to let go unless every possibility has been explored
Reading into what people say and do
Looking for patterns and cause-effect relationships
Needing to categorize and find order in one’s life
Exploring how one decision creates a chain reaction
Being uncomfortable with sarcasm and jokes
Obsessing over minute details
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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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CHALLENGING SCENARIOS FOR CHARACTERS WITH THIS TRAIT:
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TRAITS IN SUPPORTING CHARACTERS THAT MAY CAUSE CONFLICT:
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