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:
Comical; causing amusement or laughter

SIMILAR ATTRIBUTES:
Amusing, comical, entertaining, humorous, jovial

POSSIBLE CAUSES:
Growing up in a family where one was expected to entertain younger siblings
The desire to entertain, make people laugh, or be in the spotlight
Having a quirky and humorous outlook on life
Being exposed to comedians and entertainers
Growing up in an environment that was filled with laughter
Needing attention or affirmation

ASSOCIATED BEHAVIORS AND ATTITUDES:
Making witty comebacks and observations
Cracking jokes and making people laugh
Observing the strangeness of life in a comical way
Speaking in funny voices or accents
Using comical facial expressions
Having an excellent sense of timing
Thinking on the fly
Reveling in the unexpected
Being a strong storyteller
Embellishing stories to make them funnier
Being able to poke fun at oneself
Purposely acting like a klutz
Making light of a serious situation to defuse tension
Awkwardness that is comical and endearing
Engaging in clever wordplay
Offering wry commentary: "Well, she’ll never win a gold medal for the balance beam."
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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 POP CULTURE:
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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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