POSITIVE TRAIT THESAURUS

CALM



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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:
Inclined toward tranquility and serenity

SIMILAR ATTRIBUTES:
Composed, peaceful, placid, sedate, serene, tranquil, unruffled

POSSIBLE CAUSES:
Feeling at peace with oneself and the world
Having a strong feeling of belonging
Believing in a higher power or purpose
Intuitiveness
Being naturally easygoing in nature
Having a boring personality
Having little or no imagination
Practicality
Growing up in an environment or culture where emotional temperance was valued
Having a desire for peace

ASSOCIATED BEHAVIORS AND ATTITUDES:
Thinking before reacting
Speaking in a soft voice and tone
Using soothing touches and gestures that comfort others
Having excellent reasoning skills
Enjoying simple pleasures
Accurately reading people and their emotions
Not allowing circumstances to stress one out
Having strong control over one’s emotions
Positivity
Resiliency
Being a good mediator or peacemaker
Making choices that are safe and predictable
Being a good judge at what people need
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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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