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:
Frequently feeling or exhibiting much excitement

SIMILAR ATTRIBUTES:
Ardent, ebullient, excitable, exuberant, hyper

POSSIBLE CAUSES:
ADHD/ADD
Being highly creative and passionate
Being free-spirited
Being excessively energetic
Curiosity
Immaturity
Having an optimistic outlook
Needing action or adventure; being an extrovert
The desire to perform or prove oneself to others
Medication or diet
Being a highly intelligent person who is consistently under-stimulated

ASSOCIATED BEHAVIORS AND ATTITUDES:
Preferring to be part of a group
Infectious laughter
Speaking rapidly
Touching for effect
Impatient movements
Acting without thought
Agreeing without always thinking things through
Organizing fun events and gatherings
Being energized by music and people
Volunteering to help with whatever needs doing
Giving one’s all to a project that one is excited about
Generating lots of ideas and voicing them
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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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