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:
Having fixed concentration and attention

SIMILAR ATTRIBUTES:
Intense

POSSIBLE CAUSES:
Intelligence
A studious nature
Having a deep interest in learning how things work
A desire to apply oneself; being goal-oriented and achievement-driven
A need for success or acclaim

ASSOCIATED BEHAVIORS AND ATTITUDES:
Making time for a subject of interest
Knowing what one wants
Being able to shut out distractions (music, people talking, the internet, etc.)
Intense concentration
Paying close attention and being alert for change
Leaning in or bending close to one’s subject of study
Single-mindedness
Losing track of time
Being prepared
Planning ahead
Having the stamina and endurance to see something through
Making a list of what needs to be done to stay on task
Having a clear head; being free of distracting emotional worries
Shutting out those who are negative or show a lack of understanding for one’s goals
Following a routine or training regimen
Having a strong work ethic when it comes to the subject of one’s focus
Understanding the scope of one’s mission or goal
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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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