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 benevolent nature and an attitude of goodwill

SIMILAR ATTRIBUTES:
Benevolent, good-hearted

POSSIBLE CAUSES:
Growing up in a loving home
Sharing a strong sense of kinship with others
Having an appreciation for and connectedness with the world and its inhabitants
The belief that being kind is the right way to treat others
Experiencing euphoria at serving others and wanting to repeat the experience
Being influenced by kindness in one’s past
Being highly empathetic

ASSOCIATED BEHAVIORS AND ATTITUDES:
Going out of one’s way to help someone in need
Being generous with one’s money, time, and resources
Listening intently to others to show interest in what they’re saying
Taking action when someone is in need (cooking a meal, sending a card, etc.)
Using uplifting and positive words
Rallying others to come to someone’s aid
Showing kindness even when there is no benefit to oneself
Putting the needs of others above one’s own needs
Expressing true happiness over someone else’s good news
Mourning with those who have suffered loss
Responding graciously when unpleasantness occurs
Patience
Bestowing gifts
Wholeheartedly supporting someone’s dream
Holding doors open for 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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