TALENT AND SKILL THESAURUS

SELF-DEFENSE



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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:
Defending oneself against physical attack using a variety of methods

DESCRIPTION:
Characters with this talent have a heightened awareness that gives them the ability to sense threats so they can prepare for an attack by moving to avoid a blow. They may also know verbal techniques to de-escalate a violent situation, preventing the fight all together. And finally, if attacked, they can use a mix of defensive and offensive techniques to minimize physical harm done to themselves.

BENEFICIAL STRENGTHS OR ABILITIES:
Good health
Physical strength
Fast reflexes
Being in tune with one’s instincts
Excellent balance, coordination, and overall agility skills
Strong endurance and fortitude
Being persuasive
Being able to visualize one's goals ("mind over matter" thinking)
Emotionally controlled (not easily baited)

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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