POSITIVE TRAIT THESAURUS

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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:
Fond of playing and fun

SIMILAR ATTRIBUTES:
Coltish, frisky, frolicsome, fun-loving

POSSIBLE CAUSES:
Immaturity
Wanting to have fun
Having a short attention span
A desire to avoid work, responsibility, conflict, etc.
Laziness

ASSOCIATED BEHAVIORS AND ATTITUDES:
Laughing often
Using fidgety, impatient movements
Teasing, cajoling, or making jokes
Turning work into a game
Mimicking others in an effort to lighten a serious mood
Encouraging others to sneak out of work to have fun
Enjoying adventure
Procrastinating on work projects
Not giving one’s all when it comes to work
Turning a mundane object into a toy
Speaking in a loud voice
Focusing on the here and now
Not thinking too far ahead
Being open-minded
Acting spontaneously
Collecting action figures or toys and displaying them around one’s workspace
Being silly
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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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