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:
Having worldly knowledge and wisdom

SIMILAR ATTRIBUTES:
Cultivated, debonair, polished, refined, urbane, worldly

POSSIBLE CAUSES:
Having parents who were world travelers
Being exposed to different cultures growing up (educational travel, etc.)
Attending a finishing school
Having a family pedigree that demands sophistication (royalty, upper class, etc.)
A desire to learn and experience
Growing up with power or wealth that offered exposure to high society

ASSOCIATED BEHAVIORS AND ATTITUDES:
Dressing appropriately and neatly
Having knowledge of world issues and being able to converse about them
Being self-assured
Carrying oneself with confidence; having good posture
Elegance
Being conscious of what’s fashionable and current
Speaking more than one language
Being educated in regard to quality (knowing good wine from bad, etc.)
Having good manners (opening doors for others, standing so someone else can sit, etc.)
Being socially adept
Having a strong sense of personal style
Engaging in conversation
Showing an interest in the arts (music, paintings, etc....

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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