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:
Capable of adapting to new situations by making do with what one has

SIMILAR ATTRIBUTES:
Clever, enterprising, ingenious

POSSIBLE CAUSES:
Experiencing a shortness of resources in the past
Being impoverished; having no other choice but to figure out new ways of surviving
A desire to live simply
Frugality or thriftiness
Independence; not wanting to rely on others
A desire to be more responsible or efficient with one’s resources
Being highly imaginative or creative

ASSOCIATED BEHAVIORS AND ATTITUDES:
Keeping cool in the face of difficult circumstances
Being proactive
Being a good problem solver
Assessing a situation quickly and accurately
Determination
Maintaining a positive outlook
Believing that there are always solutions if one just looks hard enough
Having a basic understanding of how things work
Taking pride in one’s ability to care for oneself
Tinkering with things to better understand how they work
Thinking outside the box; ingenuity
Recycling
Repurposing discarded objects into something new and useful
Holding onto items because they might one day come in handy
Hoarding tendencies
Acquiring what one needs in a creative way
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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 LITERATURE:
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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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