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:
Being of pure intent and motive

SIMILAR ATTRIBUTES:
Blameless

POSSIBLE CAUSES:
A sheltered upbringing
A developmental disability (e.g. Down Syndrome)
Never having experienced evil, cruelty, or hatred
Seeing only the good in humanity
Mental deterioration and old age

ASSOCIATED BEHAVIORS AND ATTITUDES:
Candidness
Honesty
Curiosity
Being exceptionally trusting of others
Not being superficial
Kindness
Seeing the positive in every situation
Vulnerability
Respecting others
Showing genuine confusion when others lie or deceive
Friendliness
Trustworthiness
Making mistakes without realizing it
Answering questions directly, without couching
Looking people directly in the eye
Being excitable or enthusiastic
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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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