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:
Not restricted or restrained by societal or psychological norms

SIMILAR ATTRIBUTES:
Free, liberated, unrestrained

POSSIBLE CAUSES:
Being content with oneself
Being free-spirited
A history of not fitting in
Self-confidence
Being hurt by society or authorities in the past and choosing to defy them in the present

ASSOCIATED BEHAVIORS AND ATTITUDES:
Flouting laws and rules
Going against the flow
Using a loud voice
Asking questions of those in authority
Wanting to know the reasoning behind rules or judgments
Not being a blind follower
Resisting peer or parental pressure (picking one’s own path, opting not to have kids, etc.)
Freely expressing one’s feelings in front of others
Laughing boisterously
Using big motions
Not being easily embarrassed
Walking with the head held high and a bounce in one’s step
Ignoring criticism and scorn
Wearing unconventional clothing and hairstyles
Not being overly concerned with what others think
Talking freely about subjects that some consider taboo (sex, drug use, religion, etc.)
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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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