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:
Diligent in the pursuit of learning

SIMILAR ATTRIBUTES:
Academic, bookish, learned, scholarly, well-read

POSSIBLE CAUSES:
Growing up in an academic family
Having a great respect for truth and knowledge
The desire to escape an ignorant upbringing
The need to escape one’s limiting environment

ASSOCIATED BEHAVIORS AND ATTITUDES:
Frequenting the library
Being widely read
Reading the classics
Taking on a heavy workload of classes
Not accepting "I don’t know" for an answer; consulting resources to educate oneself
Being knowledgeable about many different subjects
Having an extensive library
Feeling impatience and scorn for those who choose to remain uninformed
Engaging in debates and discussions with other scholarly types
Being open-minded
Using big words
Getting so caught up in studying that one forgets other matters
Neglecting one’s appearance
Showing partiality to one’s preferred academics (Aristotle, Newton, Hawking, etc.)
Enjoying homework and schoolwork
Happily sharing one’s knowledge with others
Becoming frustrated when answers don’t present themselves
Haughtiness
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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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