POSITIVE TRAIT THESAURUS

DECISIVE



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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 ability to make quick, efficient decisions; lacking hesitation

SIMILAR ATTRIBUTES:
Resolute

POSSIBLE CAUSES:
Bearing responsibility from a young age
Having absent or reluctant parents
Having control issues
Being driven by the need to succeed
Having a strong sense of responsibility
The desire to lead

ASSOCIATED BEHAVIORS AND ATTITUDES:
Acquiring knowledge or skills to make informed decisions
Seeing things as black or white
Surrounding oneself with people who are skilled
Asking pointed questions: "Can you guarantee that timeline?"
Confidence
Needing a plan of action at all times
Appearing certain even when one is not
Demanding honesty and compliance
Placing one’s trust in only those who have earned it
Choosing to lead rather than follow
Becoming frustrated with people who can’t commit or make decisions
Disliking ambiguity
Fully committing to every decision; not second-guessing oneself
Being strong-willed
Knowing what one wants and needs in a given situation
Being highly logical and rational
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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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CHALLENGING SCENARIOS FOR CHARACTERS WITH THIS TRAIT:
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TRAITS IN SUPPORTING CHARACTERS THAT MAY CAUSE CONFLICT:
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