TALENT AND SKILL THESAURUS

A WAY WITH ANIMALS



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HELPFUL TIP:

When planning a cast member's talents and skills, think about how genetics, personality traits (both positive attributes and flaws), past experiences, environment, and the character's roles (within a family, a community, and society) all factor into what strengths may form. These special qualities should tie into the story, not only to make the character interesting but also to help him achieve his goal.
DEFINITION:
Being able to easily earn the trust of animals

DESCRIPTION:
Characters with this talent know how to approach and communicate with animals that may normally shy away from human contact. A character with this talent can read animal body language and signals intuitively, allowing them to better identify physical and emotional problems that a given animal may have. People who have a way with animals can also set aside fear and negative emotions, allowing animals to better recognize that the character is safe and trustworthy.

BENEFICIAL STRENGTHS OR ABILITIES:
Having an affinity for nature
Being comfortable being by oneself (since animals aren’t likely to approach a crowd of humans)
Having strong control of one's emotions, especially anxiety and fear based ones
Being comfortable with silence

POSITIVE TRAITS SUITED FOR THIS SKILL OR TALENT:

REQUIRED RESOURCES AND TRAINING:
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ASSOCIATED STEREOTYPES AND PERCEPTIONS:
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SCENARIOS WHERE THIS SKILL MIGHT BE USEFUL:
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