POSITIVE TRAIT THESAURUS

PASSIONATE



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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 capable of or expressing deep feeling

SIMILAR ATTRIBUTES:
Earnest, fervent, zealous

POSSIBLE CAUSES:
Feeling things on a deep emotional level
Being in touch with and embracing one’s emotions
Being deeply loyal to a person, relationship, ideal, or organization
Mood, personality, and impulse control disorders
Drug or alcohol use
Believing on a moral level that one should stand up for what’s right
Having an ingrained sense of responsibility

ASSOCIATED BEHAVIORS AND ATTITUDES:
Expressing a wide range of emotions
Becoming easily angered, saddened, or excited
Using big, excited gestures
Speaking in a loud voice
Talking incessantly about the object of one’s passion
Working around obstacles to get what one wants
Obsessing about the focus of one’s passion
Standing up for what one believes
Expressing what one feels without thought for propriety or appropriateness
Being confrontational
Involving oneself in social or political activism
Arguing in favor of one’s cause
Aligning with like-minded people
Intense loyalty
Dedicating oneself wholeheartedly to a person or cause
Showing support through the giving of money and time
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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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