POSITIVE TRAIT THESAURUS

SENSUAL



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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:
Appreciating the senses; seeking to explore one’s appetites to gain sensory gratification

SIMILAR ATTRIBUTES:
Carnal, epicurean

POSSIBLE CAUSES:
Having a deep love for all things and experiences
Being highly exploratory
Having a creative or artistic nature
Having a heightened awareness of and sensitivity to one’s senses
Having a strong libido

ASSOCIATED BEHAVIORS AND ATTITUDES:
Being highly curious
Having a deep appreciation for music, art, and beauty
Being highly tactile
Having a romantic nature
Wanting to share emotional or sensory experiences with others
Being sensitive to one’s emotions and the emotions of others
Taking one’s time while eating or drinking to fully enjoy the experience
Being hyper aware of warmth and light
Planning ahead to create the right mood (lighting candles, choosing music, etc.)
Enjoying color and its effect on one’s emotional state (seeing them as more vivid, etc.)
Appreciating the play of light (how it creates shadows, softens colors, etc.)
Breathing evenly and slowly
Texture sensitivity (e.g. awareness of a fabric’s softness and how it feels against skin)
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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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