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:
Accepting of the beliefs, ideas, and behavior of others, even when they oppose one’s own

SIMILAR ATTRIBUTES:
Accepting, broad-minded, liberal, open-minded, permissive

POSSIBLE CAUSES:
Living in a multicultural society
Having parents who encouraged open-mindedness
Being exposed as a child to many different ideas and beliefs
Having a respect for people, freedoms, and human rights
Understanding that what makes us different also makes us unique and interesting
Being highly patient

ASSOCIATED BEHAVIORS AND ATTITUDES:
Patience
Being able to compromise
Working well with others
Being willing to explain or teach others
Respecting the views of others
Forgiveness
Understanding how one’s past will affect one’s beliefs and behavior
Being non-judgmental
Avoiding intolerant people
Reflecting on what others have said; seeing things from their perspective
Being objective
Not seeking to sway or change someone else’s mind
Being considerate of others
Friendliness
Agreeing to disagree
Accepting others for who they are
Respecting the right for all religions to exist and for people to pick their own paths
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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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CHALLENGING SCENARIOS FOR CHARACTERS WITH THIS TRAIT:
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TRAITS IN SUPPORTING CHARACTERS THAT MAY CAUSE CONFLICT:
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