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:
Skilled at handling people while respecting their needs

SIMILAR ATTRIBUTES:
Tactful

POSSIBLE CAUSES:
Growing up with two or more siblings
Being responsible for people whose views, attitudes, and needs differ
Working in management or politics
Obtaining a position of power and wanting to keep it
Having a strong sense of teamwork and community
Valuing fairness and respect
Being strongly empathetic
Having an intuitive nature
Being the peacemaker in a family that often clashes
Acting as a caregiver or support worker for those with chronic illnesses or mental instabilities

ASSOCIATED BEHAVIORS AND ATTITUDES:
Acknowledging others and their needs as valid and important
Showing respect
Being a strong listener
Thinking before acting
Being able to put oneself into someone else’s shoes
Being trustworthy
Treating everyone fairly and without bias
Speaking in a neutral tone
Having an aptitude for reasoning and logic
Repeating the facts so there are no misunderstandings for anyone
Defusing high emotions by remaining calm and reasonable
Building people up in a genuine manner
Offering opinions that show respect for everyone involved
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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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