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:
Outgoing; socially adept

SIMILAR ATTRIBUTES:
Gregarious, outgoing, sociable

POSSIBLE CAUSES:
Genetics
Being an adrenaline junkie
Getting one’s energy from other people
An adventurous upbringing (being exposed to new cultures and experiences, etc.)

ASSOCIATED BEHAVIORS AND ATTITUDES:
Having an outward focus (on other people, experiences, etc.) rather than an inward one
Feeling confident in social situations
Being friendly and chatty
Being motivational
Seeking new pursuits and experiences
Being adventurous
Enjoying large venues, events, and crowds
Being reward-focused
Being socially adept and gifted at small talk
Becoming easily bored
Thinking while speaking; working things out verbally
Buying tickets to concerts or entertainment events
Making the first move (approaching others, striking up a conversation, etc.)
Impulsiveness
Stepping outside of one’s comfort zone
Being outgoing
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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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