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:
Relying or depending on others based on a belief in their strength and integrity

POSSIBLE CAUSES:
Having a sheltered yet loving upbringing
Being raised by parents who were supportive and reliable, yet protective
The belief that people are inherently good
Growing up in an environment where truth and honor were core values
Not having experienced crime, greed, or other negative influences

ASSOCIATED BEHAVIORS AND ATTITUDES:
Trusting the judgment of someone who has earned it
Committing to causes that one believes in
Making decisions based on positive past experiences
Asking few questions; needing no more information than what one has been given
Doing as one is told
Taking people at their word
Acting honorably and assuming that others will do the same
Asking innocent questions that reflect one’s limited insight into human nature
Nodding and smiling
Agreeing or committing without hesitation
Kindness
Feeling empathy for others
Being magnanimous when things don’t go as planned
Honesty
Believing in one’s ability to read people and their intentions
Having a cheerful demeanor
Believing that the motives of others are good
Helpfulness and thoughtfulness
Offering information freely if one believes that it will help
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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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