POSITIVE TRAIT THESAURUS

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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:
Having an intrepid spirit

SIMILAR ATTRIBUTES:
Assertive, audacious, gutsy, nervy

POSSIBLE CAUSES:
The desire to prove oneself
High self-confidence
The tendency to be consumed by one’s goals
Fearlessness
Being driven by a strong sense of righteousness
The belief in a higher power or purpose
Desiring to know the truth at all costs

ASSOCIATED BEHAVIORS AND ATTITUDES:
Assertiveness
Coming up with unconventional solutions
Speaking one’s mind even when one’s opinion isn’t popular
Enthusiasm; being energetic
Positivity
Taking risks
Being highly extroverted
Acting in a way that inspires others; leading by example
Making decisions without hesitation
Being the first to speak with or greet others
Having open body posture
Trying new things; seeking out new experiences
Taking the initiative (planning events, making suggestions, flirting, etc.)
Dressing and behaving confidently
Entertaining ideas that most others would dismiss (a radical career change or move, etc....

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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