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 peculiarities or idiosyncrasies

SIMILAR ATTRIBUTES:
Eccentric, offbeat, peculiar, unconventional, unusual

POSSIBLE CAUSES:
Entitlement; believing that one has earned the right to act however one wants
Being unconcerned with what others think
A desire to break free from an overly strict or regimented past
Growing up in an environment that held little respect for conventionality
Dementia
Immaturity
Insecurity
Craving attention
Having an independent streak; taking pride in one’s individuality

ASSOCIATED BEHAVIORS AND ATTITUDES:
Wearing unconventional clothing combinations
Not caring about one’s appearance; being more interested in other things
Exhibiting peculiar habits
Not picking up on common social cues from others
Relating somewhat awkwardly to others
Embracing one’s weirdness
Doing things to deliberately stand out
Doing what one wants without worrying about what others think
Flouting the rules
Making up one’s own rules
Unpredictability
Confidence
Independence
Being amused when others are discomfited by one’s uniqueness
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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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