POSITIVE TRAIT THESAURUS

IMAGINATIVE



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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:
Having an active imagination; forming clear mental images of things that have not been previously considered

SIMILAR ATTRIBUTES:
Inspired, inventive

POSSIBLE CAUSES:
Wanting to escape one’s current situation
Genetics
Having a highly active mind
Being naturally curious
Being generally dissatisfied with the status quo; knowing that things can always be better

ASSOCIATED BEHAVIORS AND ATTITUDES:
Verbalizing one’s ideas with enthusiasm and energy
Looking at what’s common or plain and seeing something special
Solving problems creatively
Being artistic
Daydreaming
Being able to visualize something without props or plans
Sketching, journaling, or making notes about one’s ideas
Having no shortage of ideas
Being creative
Being intrigued by fantasy or that which is not yet a reality (advances in science, etc.)
Enjoying mysteries and the unknown
Being fascinated by inventiveness and the innovations of others
Enjoying movies and/or reading fiction
Thinking about the What if?
Optimism and a positive outlook
Believing in things that aren’t real
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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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