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:
Exhibiting willpower and self-control

SIMILAR ATTRIBUTES:
Self-controlled

POSSIBLE CAUSES:
Being strongly dedicated to a goal or belief
Being raised in a devout household
Participating in competitive sports
Having role models who were disciplined and dedicated

ASSOCIATED BEHAVIORS AND ATTITUDES:
Adhering to long-term routines or patterns
Making sacrifices to achieve one’s goals
Honing one’s skills in an effort to improve
Being strong-willed
Having a strong moral barometer
Resisting temptation in all forms
Being a hard worker
Integrity and focus
Making sacrifices for what is important
Self-respect
Difficulty compromising
Being able to filter out distractions
Cutting out relationships and influencers that go against one’s goals
Having a serious demeanor when it comes to seeking achievement
Seeking out mentors who can help one improve
Willingness to train or hone one’s talents or traits
Challenging one’s limits; pushing oneself to strive harder
Taking pride in one’s accomplishments and hard work
Avoiding situations where one might be tempted to break one’s resolve
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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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