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:
Characterized by noble principles; displaying integrity

SIMILAR ATTRIBUTES:
Ethical, principled, reputable, respectable, upright

POSSIBLE CAUSES:
Having a strong sense of empathy
Being raised in an environment where ethics and honor were valued
Having role models that put duty and country first

ASSOCIATED BEHAVIORS AND ATTITUDES:
Loyalty
Speaking the truth when asked
Standing up for one’s beliefs even when it’s unpopular to do so
Giving without expecting anything in return
Treating people (even opponents) with respect and fairness
Taking the high road
Forgiving people
Giving someone the benefit of the doubt
Transparency; acting without manipulation
Honesty
Graciousness
Thanking an opponent after a game; wishing them well
Being up-front about what one wants or needs
Requesting help when it’s needed
Helping others when one is able to do so
Humility
Adhering to a code of ethics
Seeking out truth and knowledge
Fact-checking
Having good manners
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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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CHALLENGING SCENARIOS FOR CHARACTERS WITH THIS TRAIT:
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TRAITS IN SUPPORTING CHARACTERS THAT MAY CAUSE CONFLICT:
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