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:
Being of high moral fiber; having a good influence on others

SIMILAR ATTRIBUTES:
Chaste, pure, unblemished, virtuous

POSSIBLE CAUSES:
Having been sheltered from worldly things
A desire to remain pure or innocent
Being naturally naïve; not being influenced by things that negatively impact others
A religious upbringing

ASSOCIATED BEHAVIORS AND ATTITUDES:
Dressing modestly
Having a lighthearted attitude
Abstaining from activities that don’t seem right (drinking, swearing, etc.)
Being sheltered from or naïve about unwholesome activities
Saving oneself for marriage
Making wise decisions
Having strong willpower and being able to resist temptations
Paying attention to the important things and avoiding distractions
Not understanding people who are wicked or disobedient
Being friendly, kind, and outgoing
Feeling righteous about the choices one makes
Valuing one’s innocence and purity
Being monogamous
Accepting people for who they are, without judgment
Being family-oriented
Passively influencing peers (through one’s example) to make better choices
Overtly encouraging friends to do the right thing
Exhibiting good manners
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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 POP CULTURE:
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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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