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:
Not fancy; plain

SIMILAR ATTRIBUTES:
Down-to-earth, low maintenance, plain, unassuming

POSSIBLE CAUSES:
Having a strong sense of self
Being able to take things at face value
Growing up in a tight-knit community or family
Being easily overwhelmed
Being aware of and grateful for what one has
Having an understanding nature

ASSOCIATED BEHAVIORS AND ATTITUDES:
Transparency in relationships
Not judging others
Being content with what one has
Not needing to be fussed over
Honesty
Practicality
Wisdom that comes from observation and listening
Being comfortable in one’s own skin
Having no need for pomp or pretense
Seeing beauty in things that others miss
Being comfortable with silences in conversation
Not over-complicating things; keeping it simple
Feeling a sense of accomplishment through hard work
Being grounded in reality
Not needing accolades or recognition
Choosing comfort over style
Being adaptable; taking change as it comes
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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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