POSITIVE TRAIT THESAURUS

COOPERATIVE



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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:
Willing to work or collaborate with others

SIMILAR ATTRIBUTES:
Agreeable, helpful, obliging

POSSIBLE CAUSES:
Growing up with several siblings and sharing household chores
Living in a military family (or having a military background)
Being people-friendly
Being naturally community-minded
Having strong leadership abilities
Growing up in a family that ran a business

ASSOCIATED BEHAVIORS AND ATTITUDES:
Having an open mind
Asking questions to start the collaborative process
Knowing people by name
Having strong social skills
Being helpful and forthright
Having a strong sense of responsibility
Taking pride in one’s work
Honesty
Being polite
Choosing a career that relies on group efforts (being a chef in a restaurant, etc.)
Accountability
Encouraging others along the way: "Great job with the flyer. It’s just what we need."
Being invested in the goal
Having an upbeat mood and positive outlook regarding the work needing to be done
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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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