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:
Fancifully spontaneous; giving in to humorous or imaginative impulsiveness

SIMILAR ATTRIBUTES:
Fanciful, free-spirited, quaint

POSSIBLE CAUSES:
Growing up in an artistic or creative environment
Having parents who encouraged exploration and expression over structure and rules
Being a free spirit
Being highly playful and fun-loving
Having a strong sense of curiosity

ASSOCIATED BEHAVIORS AND ATTITUDES:
Embracing a unique and often comical outlook
Feeling unrestrained by rules or society
Unpredictability
Happiness
Seeking out new and different experiences
Encouraging others to explore their sense of fun
Having a strong sense of humor
Spontaneity
Flamboyancy
Seeing beauty in things most others do not
Attempting to shake things up
Breaking minor rules or going against the norm for innocent fun
Giving over to laughter
Asking unusual questions: "Are leprechauns related to gnomes, do you think?"
Voicing funny thoughts to encourage laughter
Being strongly imaginative
Daydreaming about fantastical or impossible things
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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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