POSITIVE TRAIT THESAURUS

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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:
Showing friendship; acting in a way that befits a friend

SIMILAR ATTRIBUTES:
Affable, amicable, congenial

POSSIBLE CAUSES:
Living in a loving, supportive environment
Enjoying people and interaction
Confidence
Deriving pleasure from interaction and relationships
Being raised by parents who had a strong sense of community and caring
Having strong social skills
Believing in peace and goodwill
Craving acceptance; wanting to fit in

ASSOCIATED BEHAVIORS AND ATTITUDES:
Greeting people
Smiling
Being comfortable around others
Generosity
Asking questions to encourage conversation
Treating people fairly and with respect
Displaying trustworthiness and a willingness to trust others
Easily engaging in small talk, even with strangers
Displaying welcoming, open body posture
Having a positive attitude
Putting others at ease
Politeness
Talking about things in a positive light
Making time for people
Being thoughtful (bringing a gift for the hostess, etc....

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 LITERATURE:
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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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