TALENT AND SKILL THESAURUS

RESEARCH



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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:
Investigative study with the intent of uncovering new facts in an area of interest or concern to gain more knowledge in this area.

DESCRIPTION:
A character skilled in research will systematically explore a topic with the intent of learning as much as possible about it in the time available. They gather data by doing a deep dive into the existing studies and papers on the topic, by interviewing experts, and through their own observation. Researchers may also start their research with the intention to prove or disprove a specific question or theory.

BENEFICIAL STRENGTHS OR ABILITIES:
Being a fast reader
Being able to see how things connect quickly
Being a people person, putting interviewees at ease
Strong observation skills
Being open-minded
Being naturally curious
Good writing and note-taking skills

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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