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 inclined to explore one’s inner mental landscape more so than the outer world

SIMILAR ATTRIBUTES:
Introspective, reserved

POSSIBLE CAUSES:
Genetics (an oversensitivity to dopamine)
Having a strong sense of self

ASSOCIATED BEHAVIORS AND ATTITUDES:
Only speaking when one has something important to say; avoiding small talk
Needing time alone to recharge after being around others
Preferring to socialize one-on-one rather than in groups
Being highly self-sufficient
Avoiding loud, noisy, or chaotic events (rock concerts, big parties, etc.)
Respecting people’s boundaries and privacy
Forgetting to check a phone or email for messages
Looking forward to being alone and having time to do nothing
Being a deep thinker
Speaking slowly and thoughtfully
Becoming more uncomfortable than is normal when one’s personal space is invaded
Hiding from people (not answering the phone or door, etc.)
Clock-watching to know when it’s finally okay to duck out of an event
Staying in one place at a party rather than working the room
Spending one’s lunch hour alone rather than joining co-workers
Becoming uncomfortable when one is singled out
Having strong focus and attention
Letting others make the first move rather than approaching them first
Patience
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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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