POSITIVE TRAIT THESAURUS

CREATIVE



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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 the power or inclination to bring new things into existence

SIMILAR ATTRIBUTES:
Artistic

POSSIBLE CAUSES:
Having nurturing, creative parents
The desire to make an imprint or leave something behind
Intense curiosity
Needing to connect with others in an emotional way
Being emotionally sensitive
Innate giftedness
Living in a creative community
Finding a void and wanting to fill it
Seeing and appreciating beauty in untraditional forms
The desire to be unique and wholly individual

ASSOCIATED BEHAVIORS AND ATTITUDES:
Eccentricity
Finding beauty in things that people take for granted
Being highly imaginative
Putting a unique spin on everything that one does
Having a strong social conscience
Expressiveness
Creative problem solving
A desire to know people’s stories and what makes them who they are
Being self-disciplined when it comes to one’s art
Persistence; sticking with a project until one’s goal has been achieved
Having an ear for pleasing sounds, such as music
Experiencing strong (sometimes manic) emotions
Adaptability
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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 HISTORY:
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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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