POSITIVE TRAIT THESAURUS

SUPPORTIVE



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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:
Providing encouragement and assistance to others

SIMILAR ATTRIBUTES:
Encouraging, sympathetic

POSSIBLE CAUSES:
Having a helpful, generous nature
Being highly empathetic and intuitive
Having a caring nature
Having a nurturing disposition
Experiencing past help during a difficult time and knowing the necessity of support

ASSOCIATED BEHAVIORS AND ATTITUDES:
Being an attentive listener
Encouraging the dreams and aspirations of others
Using positivity to boost other people’s moods
Offering feedback or advice if asked
Smiling and making strong eye contact
Offering supporting gestures (touching an arm, hugging, squeezing a shoulder, etc.)
Making people feel valued and important by commenting on their best qualities
Donating time to others (charity work, doing favors, helping out, etc.)
Offering kind words to those in need: "You always make good choices, Tim."
Integrity
Setting aside one’s own plans when someone is in need
Infusing one’s actions with a sense of peace
Trustworthiness
Being non-judgmental
Calling a friend just to check in
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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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