POSITIVE TRAIT THESAURUS

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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:
Enjoying what naturally occurs; given to acting on healthy impulses

POSSIBLE CAUSES:
Growing up in a strict environment and wishing to be free of such structure
Growing up in a spontaneous and impulsive family
Being free-spirited
Having a short attention span
Wanting to live for the moment without considering the consequences
Being a naturally adventurous person who likes the adrenaline rush
Being extroverted; changing one’s plans when an opportunity arises to hang out with others

ASSOCIATED BEHAVIORS AND ATTITUDES:
Embracing change
Making do with what one has
Dropping in at a friend’s house instead of calling ahead
Seeing opportunities for fun in every situation
Living by a very loose schedule or not having one at all
Being content; not stressing when the situation is less than ideal
Not understanding when others can’t proceed without a plan or preparation
Disorganization
Not planning ahead
Taking impromptu trips and vacations
Deliberately altering one’s routine in an effort to keep things fresh
Making plans but changing them when a better option presents itself
Tasting new foods and trying new experiences
Being a risk-taker
Not thinking things through to their logical conclusion
Living in the moment without worrying about the future
Encouraging others to make the most of life
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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 TV:
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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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