POSITIVE TRAIT THESAURUS

GENEROUS



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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:
Liberal in giving

SIMILAR ATTRIBUTES:
Altruistic, bighearted, charitable, giving, philanthropic

POSSIBLE CAUSES:
Having a strong sense of gratitude
Desiring to share, lift up, and help others
Wanting to pay back or pay forward
Growing up in a giving family or community
Having a strong sense of morality
Experiencing the generosity of others in a way that changed one’s life for the better

ASSOCIATED BEHAVIORS AND ATTITUDES:
Sharing whenever doing so might help
Offering gifts with no conditions
Kindness
Thoughtfulness
Deriving pleasure at lifting someone’s spirits
Donating one’s time, energy, and money to charitable causes
Giving time to help organize events or socials
Being trustworthy and assuming the trustworthiness of others
Taking on extra duties or responsibilities to give someone else a break
Offering to use one’s connections or influence to help someone
Giving compliments
Making time for people
Hoping others will be inspired to act generously if one does so first
Seeing the needs of others and doing something about it
Opening one’s home to others
Being non-materialistic
Giving because one can
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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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