POSITIVE TRAIT THESAURUS

PHILOSOPHICAL



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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:
Inclined to the reflective study of beliefs, attitudes, values, and concepts connected with our existence; deep-thinking

SIMILAR ATTRIBUTES:
Deep

POSSIBLE CAUSES:
Being highly intelligent
Having a love of wisdom
A desire for enlightenment and truth
Growing up in a family of scholars

ASSOCIATED BEHAVIORS AND ATTITUDES:
Being widely read and educated
Seeking out higher education
Educating oneself on history and other cultures
Researching the evolution of mythology or religious beliefs
Sitting in deep thought
Having an inward focus; losing track of conversations or peripheral events
Asking deep questions
Watching documentaries
Seeking answers to the big questions about God, morality, life and death, etc.
Learning a second language that aids in one’s studies (Latin, etc.)
Having a large collection of books pertaining to subjects of philosophical interest
Seeking out experts in an effort to learn more
Being inwardly reflective and interested in knowing why we exist
Being preoccupied with one’s thoughts rather than what’s happening externally
Overanalyzing
Being highly logical
Isolation
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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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