TALENT AND SKILL THESAURUS

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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:
Finding a new purpose or use for existing items

DESCRIPTION:
A character with this gift has a knack for seeing the potential in the most common of items and is able to envision new uses for these every day items or alter their use to fit a different need. 

BENEFICIAL STRENGTHS OR ABILITIES:
Being good with one’s hands
The ability to imagine how different objects might fit together or work in a different way
Inventiveness paired with the drive to find a better, more efficient way of doing things
An ecological viewpoint and the mindset to avoid waste
A willingness to learn and try new things
Being “crafty”
Seeing beauty in common things
Being mechanically-minded
Not caring what others think, or feeling one must conform to the ideals of others

POSITIVE TRAITS SUITED FOR THIS SKILL OR TALENT:

NEGATIVE TRAITS SUITED FOR THIS SKILL OR TALENT:
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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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