POSITIVE TRAIT THESAURUS

MATURE



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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:
Showing strong mental development or wisdom

SIMILAR ATTRIBUTES:
Seasoned

POSSIBLE CAUSES:
Being a firstborn child
Being forced into responsibility at an early age
Being taught the importance of wisdom and being encouraged to think for oneself
Being highly self-aware
Having a strong interest in the outer world and how it relates to oneself
Experiencing a traumatic or life-altering event
Living in an environment of day-to-day survival
Having adults as one’s peers

ASSOCIATED BEHAVIORS AND ATTITUDES:
Taking responsibility for one’s actions
Seeing the natural consequences of one’s choices and acting accordingly
Thinking things through
Seeking out wise counsel
Not being overly affected by peer pressure
Having a serious or somber manner
Planning ahead
Worrying
Taking on responsibility for others
Not engaging in age-appropriate activities
Focusing more on work than on having fun or relaxing
Difficulty properly relating to people one’s age
Expressing disdain for those who lack one’s level of maturity
Attempting to lead one’s peers
Bossiness: "I don’t care if you don’t want to do it....

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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