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:
Having deep understanding and sound judgment resulting from insight, time, or experience

SIMILAR ATTRIBUTES:
Knowledgeable, sage

POSSIBLE CAUSES:
Intelligence
Having a deep understanding of a specific topic
Having experienced a plethora of situations and experiences
Being well-read and contemplative
Dedicating oneself to a life-long study of a topic, people, or environment (Jane Goodall, etc.)

ASSOCIATED BEHAVIORS AND ATTITUDES:
Watching and listening before speaking
Only speaking when one has something to add to the conversation
Seeing the world for how it really is
Being a good judge of character
Making time for meditation
Viewing mistakes as learning opportunities
Having an open heart; showing compassion for others
Abiding by one’s unwavering moral standards
Humility
Forming strong beliefs and opinions over the course of many years
Thinking deeply before committing to a path or action
Knowing oneself intimately
Empathizing with others
Pursuing self-growth
Wanting to learn
Embracing good habits that promote health and happiness
Making balanced decisions
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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 LITERATURE:
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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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