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 orderly and systematic in one’s handling of matters

SIMILAR ATTRIBUTES:
Methodical, orderly, structured, systematic

POSSIBLE CAUSES:
A need for efficiency
Compensating for being easily overwhelmed
Being highly responsible; not wanting to let others down
Growing up in a very structured environment
OCD and similar disorders

ASSOCIATED BEHAVIORS AND ATTITUDES:
Scheduling events well in advance
Being detail-oriented
Keeping a neat workspace
Implementing systems for managing projects or a schedule
Frequently checking emails and messages
Having good time management
Communicating clearly and frequently with associates
Over-communicating with others
Anticipating setbacks and difficulties
Micromanaging others
Delegating tasks to others
Keeping lists
Knowing one’s capabilities and scheduling accordingly
Arriving at one’s destination early or on time
Keeping to a schedule
Keeping a calendar of events (birthdays, anniversaries, holidays, etc.)
Having a place for everything and keeping everything in its place
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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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