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:
Encouraging others, through one’s example, to strive for change and fulfillment

SIMILAR ATTRIBUTES:
Motivational

POSSIBLE CAUSES:
Being successful or accomplished
Having an extremely positive outlook
Having wisdom or insight into the human condition
Having an encouraging, supportive mentality
Having big dreams and the willingness to go after them
Being passionate about a topic and wanting to raise awareness

ASSOCIATED BEHAVIORS AND ATTITUDES:
Making the time to create meaningful connections with other people
Leading by example
Having a strong work ethic
Believing in oneself and others
Having high self-esteem and confidence
Being goal driven
Cheering on the big and small successes of others
Taking control of one’s destiny no matter what setbacks occur
Seeing worth in other people and appreciating them for who they are
Creating challenges in order to foster growth
Honesty
Creating awareness or sharing information that one believes others should know
Encouraging others to explore their individuality and find fulfillment
Being open, even with acquaintances or strangers
Believing in the best side of people
Discussing one’s vulnerability in an effort to connect with others
Being genuine
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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 HISTORY:
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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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