POSITIVE TRAIT THESAURUS

SPIRITUAL



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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:
Focusing on one’s higher self; being interested in religious or sacred matters

SIMILAR ATTRIBUTES:
Pious, religious, reverent

POSSIBLE CAUSES:
Growing up in a religious environment
A near-death experience that shines a spotlight on one’s mortality
Being grateful for the blessings in one’s life
Having a pivotal religious experience
Embracing the humble belief that there are things greater than oneself

ASSOCIATED BEHAVIORS AND ATTITUDES:
Crediting God, the universe, or another source for one’s accomplishments
Praying or seeking spiritual counsel before making important decisions
Feeling one with nature and having a respect for all life
Believing that all living creatures have a soul
Studying passages from holy books (the Quran, the Bible, Śhruti, etc.)
Aligning one’s moral code with a spiritual belief system and acting accordingly
Attending services at a church, synagogue, shrine, etc.
Feeling connected to those who share similar beliefs
Proselytizing
Praying or meditating
Believing in miracles and signs
Seeking knowledge about the world, life, and things that cannot be seen
Accepting ideas or beliefs that have been passed down from others
Having a deep faith, even when doing so goes against common sense
Seeking to learn from those more knowledgeable in spiritual matters
Participating in sacred rituals
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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 HISTORY:
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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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