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:
Working with devotion and determination

SIMILAR ATTRIBUTES:
Diligent, hardworking, tireless

POSSIBLE CAUSES:
Having a “type A” personality
Being raised by parents who showed favor when one pushed hard and succeeded
The desire for fulfillment; being goal driven
Having a strong passion or sense of purpose
Having a strong motivation to succeed
Craving power, status, or influence

ASSOCIATED BEHAVIORS AND ATTITUDES:
Rising early and working late
Being organized, punctual and efficient
Researching and obtaining information
Spending off-hours thinking about work
Having high standards
Talking often about one’s passions
Reaching targets ahead of schedule
Competitiveness with oneself or with others
Working well with others when required to
Pursuing ideas that will improve the end result
Practicing more if needed
Shuffling appointments to accommodate one’s work
Streamlining one’s processes to be more efficient
Experiencing satisfaction from even small wins
Perseverance
Directness; not beating around the bush
Socializing with people from work to discuss work
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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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