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:
Marked by the desire to investigate and learn

SIMILAR ATTRIBUTES:
Inquisitive

POSSIBLE CAUSES:
Having a naturally inquisitive outlook
Growing up in an environment where exploration and asking questions was encouraged
The belief that there is always something more to be learned
Having a thirst for knowledge
The desire to right wrongs or make things better
Possessing an adventurous spirit

ASSOCIATED BEHAVIORS AND ATTITUDES:
Asking questions
Having strong observation skills
Pursuing knowledge (reading, researching, going to school, etc.)
Showing interest and enthusiasm when insight is shared
Seeking out people with similar interests
Taking things apart to see how they work
Going off on tangents rather than following a set plan
Listening in on the conversations of others
Difficulty paying attention on a task if something more interesting is present
Applying trial and error; learning by doing
Experimenting with new ideas or techniques; ingenuity
Collecting things
Showing disdain for rules, boundaries, and limits
Not becoming bored easily
Solving problems in innovative ways
Being intense when pursuing an interest
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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 LITERATURE:
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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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