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:
Not harsh, brusque, or violent

SIMILAR ATTRIBUTES:
Benign, docile, mild

POSSIBLE CAUSES:
Being raised by loving caregivers
Being naturally sensitive to the feelings of others
Being protected or shielded from the world as a child
Valuing all life

ASSOCIATED BEHAVIORS AND ATTITUDES:
Graciousness
Kindness
Being soft-spoken
Patience
Exhibiting good manners
Being considerate and loving
Showing thoughtfulness for others
Comforting those in need
Modesty
Being even-keeled
Showing unconditional love
Keeping to oneself
Preferring quieter environments
Having a non-threatening demeanor
Speaking thoughtfully
Rarely raising one’s voice
Being respectful of the privacy of others
Offering slow smiles
Having a positive attitude
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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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