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:
Characterized by sound judgment and keen awareness

SIMILAR ATTRIBUTES:
Levelheaded, practical, pragmatic, realistic, reasonable

POSSIBLE CAUSES:
Intelligence
Being highly logical
Having parents who encouraged one to think deeply
Being a caregiver or having responsibility for others
Being highly rational

ASSOCIATED BEHAVIORS AND ATTITUDES:
Investigating one’s options before reaching a decision
Weighing the pros and cons
Having realistic expectations of an outcome
Having good control over one’s emotions (especially high or rash emotion)
Being rooted in the present; living based on what one sees and knows to be real
Understanding what is needed and expected, then acting accordingly
Pausing to consider; thinking before acting
Reasoning well with others
Having strong common sense
Assessing the odds and risk before committing
Dressing and acting appropriately for the situation
Being well-spoken
Offering practical insight and advice
Objectivity
Not asking or expecting more than is reasonable
Adhering to commonly held beliefs and ideas
Being respected by others
Keeping one’s opinion to oneself when it’s prudent to do so
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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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