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:
Having a high mental capacity; cerebral

SIMILAR ATTRIBUTES:
Brainy, bright, smart

POSSIBLE CAUSES:
Genetics
Having access to education and opportunities
Living in a nurturing environment during formative years
Being highly motivated to learn

ASSOCIATED BEHAVIORS AND ATTITUDES:
Adhering to logic and reasoning
Thinking quickly
Having strong problem-solving skills
Impatience
Having good recall
Being able to focus intently
Asking pointed and thoughtful questions
Having an aptitude for languages
Curiosity
Seeking constant stimulation
Having deep knowledge of a hobby or interest
Taking pride in one’s achievements
Being goal driven
Enjoying mysteries or puzzles
Being innovative
Having an aptitude for a specific subject (math, geology, programming, etc.)
Being able to absorb or process information well
Having an affinity for technology
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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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CHALLENGING SCENARIOS FOR CHARACTERS WITH THIS TRAIT:
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TRAITS IN SUPPORTING CHARACTERS THAT MAY CAUSE CONFLICT:
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