POSITIVE TRAIT THESAURUS

HOSPITABLE



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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:
Welcoming to others; showing generosity to guests

SIMILAR ATTRIBUTES:
Neighborly

POSSIBLE CAUSES:
Having a large family that gathers often to socialize
Living in a close-knit community where everyone looks out for one another
Having parents or caregivers who opened their home to whoever was in need
Being raised as a socialite where “playing the host” was a frequent role
Being a nurturer
Having a strong sense of community

ASSOCIATED BEHAVIORS AND ATTITUDES:
Opening up one’s home to others
Hosting events to bring people together
Greeting people with warmth and enthusiasm
Generosity
Being optimistic and open-minded
Offering comforts to guests (food, drink, a bathroom to freshen up in, etc.)
Including others
Striking up conversations to make others feel important and welcome
Being non-judgmental
Showing respect for one’s guests
Being able to put oneself in someone else’s place
Offering protection to others
Treating newcomers like family
Being genuine
Wanting people to feel comfortable
Willingly serving others
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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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