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:
Stubbornly continuing on despite opposition, difficulty, or danger

SIMILAR ATTRIBUTES:
Determined, perseverant, relentless, tenacious

POSSIBLE CAUSES:
Desperation
The belief that one’s goal is the only thing worth pursuing
Ambition
Having something to prove, either to others or to oneself
Stubbornness
Having an obsessive personality
Learning through experience that persistence pays off in the end

ASSOCIATED BEHAVIORS AND ATTITUDES:
Having an end goal in mind
Learning from past mistakes
Breaking a big goal into bite-sized pieces that are less intimidating
Trying new methods when an old one fails to produce results
Assessing problems and coming up with possible solutions
Asking others for their support and encouragement
Making oneself accountable by sharing one’s goal and timeline with others
Patience
Accepting that the journey will be long and that setbacks will occur
Making plans
Training and gathering knowledge that will help
Replacing bad habits with good ones
Avoiding people or events that could impede one’s progress
Making immediate sacrifices to attain the long-term goal
Growing excited when small milestones are reached
Investing large amounts of money, time, and energy to achieve one’s goal
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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 TV:
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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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