POSITIVE TRAIT THESAURUS

HAPPY



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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:
Upbeat and content

SIMILAR ATTRIBUTES:
Cheerful, content, jolly, lighthearted, merry, upbeat

POSSIBLE CAUSES:
Having a loving home environment
Being satisfied in one’s job
Having balanced and fulfilling relationships
Being safe and secure
Having strong purpose
Feeling at peace with who one is

ASSOCIATED BEHAVIORS AND ATTITUDES:
Staying connected with family and friends
Kindness and thoughtfulness
Showing gratitude for what one has
Being optimistic about the future; focusing on the positive
Feeling satisfied at doing good and helping others
Coping with life’s ups and downs in a healthy way
Pursuing mental and physical health
Contentment
Thinking about the bigger picture and how one fits into it
Looking at the bright side when something bad happens
Minimal stressing and worrying
Putting things into perspective
Generosity and kindness
Having a good sense of humor
Enjoying other people and the unique talents and ideas that they offer
Working well with others
Humming or singing
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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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