POSITIVE TRAIT THESAURUS

CHARMING



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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 a pleasing personality; being appealing to others

SIMILAR ATTRIBUTES:
Alluring, appealing, captivating, charismatic, magnetic

POSSIBLE CAUSES:
Possessing confidence and a strong sense of self
Having a positive outlook on life
Being highly intuitive and empathetic
Having a kind nature
Being highly social; getting energy from being with other people

ASSOCIATED BEHAVIORS AND ATTITUDES:
Having a good sense of humor
Being attentive to others; having good listening skills
Playfulness
Greeting others with enthusiasm
Being polite (holding the door, letting others enter first, etc.)
Having good recall of faces, names, and past interactions
Curiosity
Using a person’s name during conversation
Friendliness
Being respectful of others
Patience
Being a hospitable and caring host
Smiling and nodding in encouragement as someone speaks
Speaking in a voice that has warmth and energy
Noticing personal details and offering compliments
Building people up when talking about them
Offering honesty and behaving in a trustworthy fashion
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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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