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 strong sense of fairness

SIMILAR ATTRIBUTES:
Fair-minded

POSSIBLE CAUSES:
Having strong beliefs about right and wrong
Being a victim of unfairness growing up (having parents who favored a sibling over oneself)
Being a victim of prejudice or unjust treatment
Espousing a religion that focuses on right vs. wrong
Growing up in an environment where fairness was emphasized

ASSOCIATED BEHAVIORS AND ATTITUDES:
Rejecting unfair or biased advantages
Sharing
Showing respect for others
Believing that the law should apply to everyone
Rejecting caste systems and ideals that promote inequality
Following the rules
Respecting boundaries that reinforce good relationships and fairness
Being confrontational when an injustice has occurred
Altruism
Showing disdain for cheating or short cuts
Thinking objectively
Thinking before acting
Doing the right thing even if it isn’t popular
Behaving ethically
Treating people the same, regardless of age, sex, or race
Demanding justice where it’s lacking
Refusing to gossip about others
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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 LITERATURE:
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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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