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:
An inclination toward liveliness and high energy

SIMILAR ATTRIBUTES:
Animated, bubbly, energetic, lively, peppy, spirited

POSSIBLE CAUSES:
Being free-spirited
Having an excess of energy
Being fun-loving
Having encouraging or permissive parents

ASSOCIATED BEHAVIORS AND ATTITUDES:
Enthusiasm
Wanting to make people smile
Excitability
Curiosity
Having a cheerful outlook
Speaking quickly with lots of gesturing and touching
Enjoying surprises and making new discoveries
Waking up energized and looking forward to the day
Desiring to learn by experience
Seeing the magical in the everyday
Trying new things just for fun
Enjoying new challenges
Friendliness
Interrupting out of excitability rather than from intentional rudeness
Skipping or moving with a bouncing step
Positivity
Assertiveness
Enjoying music, crowds, and events
Not complaining
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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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