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:
Striking or colorful in behavior and appearance

SIMILAR ATTRIBUTES:
Colorful, dashing, glamorous

POSSIBLE CAUSES:
Having a strong sense of identity
Needing to express oneself as an individual
Growing up in a home that encouraged exploration
Being highly creative
The desire to create drama
Playfulness

ASSOCIATED BEHAVIORS AND ATTITUDES:
Dressing distinctively in any situation
Having a totem symbol for one’s individuality (a fedora, mismatched socks, etc.)
Being fashion-forward; creating trends rather than following them
Making an entrance
Using grand gestures
Being showy or flashy
Enjoying attention
Extravagance
Having a big personality
Getting energy from other people and being on display
Posing for effect
Raising one’s voice to be heard over a crowd
Expressiveness
Having a strong sense of humor
Being hygienic
Keeping strong eye contact
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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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