POSITIVE TRAIT THESAURUS

NATURE-FOCUSED



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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:
Preferring natural resources over artificial ones; being strongly attuned to nature

SIMILAR ATTRIBUTES:
Environmentally conscious

POSSIBLE CAUSES:
Growing up on a farm or living off the land
Having parents or role models who were conservationists or environmentalists
Having strong religious or spiritual beliefs that focus on nature
Feeling whole when surrounded by nature
Growing up within a nature-focused culture (Native American, etc.)

ASSOCIATED BEHAVIORS AND ATTITUDES:
Keeping a garden
Recycling
Placing a high value on life
Buying natural products (shopping at farmer’s markets, etc.)
Hunting and fishing only to provide for one’s family
Living in nature or close to it
Farming or ranching; living off the land
Respecting all living creatures
Being fascinated with the life cycle
Feeling spiritually tied to the earth and its creatures
Eating natural foods
Being knowledgeable about nutrition
Avoiding wastefulness (reusing, repurposing, only taking what one needs, etc.)
Canning and preserving one’s food
Engaging in hiking, climbing, canoeing, and other outdoor pursuits
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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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