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:
Carrying out tasks effectively; being productive with one’s time

SIMILAR ATTRIBUTES:
Productive

POSSIBLE CAUSES:
Having a “type A” personality
Having a strong drive to succeed
Growing up in a busy, active family
The need to be productive
Being highly active and involved; needing to manage one’s time and energy wisely

ASSOCIATED BEHAVIORS AND ATTITUDES:
Having a good sense of time
Making lists
Being highly productive
Prioritizing well
Making decisions quickly
Feeling a sense of accomplishment at finishing tasks
Always moving and doing
Thriving under stress
Being able to temper one’s emotions as needed
Being logic-driven
Setting achievable goals
Being highly organized
Being able to multitask well
Keeping a neat home, bedroom, or office space
Setting deadlines and timeframes
Delegating tasks to others
Avoiding distractions
Being highly focused
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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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