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:
Exhibiting specialized knowledge and applying it with courtesy and good judgment

POSSIBLE CAUSES:
Having successful, career-focused parents
Having earned a higher education
Feeling validated through one’s business savvy, knowledge, or educated skill set
Being career- and success-focused
Having a desire to lead; being ambitious
Maturity
Confidence and high self-esteem
Being highly ethical

ASSOCIATED BEHAVIORS AND ATTITUDES:
Being a strong team player
Having the education and knowledge required to be proficient at one’s job
Being experienced in a specific field of work
Reliability, trustworthiness and honesty
Having strong people skills
Objectivity
Working well under pressure
Having a strong command of language and being able to articulate oneself well
Adaptability
Keeping one’s promises
Maintaining control over one’s emotions
Being proactive
Thinking before acting
Treating others with respect and courtesy
Being a strong listener
Assessing the politics of a situation and acting accordingly
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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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