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:
Maintaining a healthy life view that promotes equilibrium; emotionally stable and focused

SIMILAR ATTRIBUTES:
Balanced, temperate

POSSIBLE CAUSES:
Having strong self-esteem
Being wise
Experiencing a past imbalance that led to unhappiness and a lack of fulfillment
Having parents who encouraged one to seek out happiness and peace

ASSOCIATED BEHAVIORS AND ATTITUDES:
Knowing one’s priorities
Having good sense and knowing one’s limitations
Satisfaction and contentment
Having a strong work-life balance
Appreciating what one has
Not being materialistic in nature
Having a good work ethic
Optimism
Respecting other people and their viewpoints
Desiring to learn and nourish the mind
Being well-read
Feeling pride in one’s accomplishments, large or small
Being able to ask for help when one needs it
Getting enough exercise and interacting with nature
Making time for reflection
Having a few hobbies or special interests
Setting aside schedules and routines to focus on what’s important
Striving for reasonable and attainable goals
Exploring one’s feelings honestly, either internally or with others
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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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