TALENT AND SKILL THESAURUS

SLEIGHT OF HAND



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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:
Manipulating objects with one's hands, using dexterity and misdirection techniques

DESCRIPTION:
A character with this skill may hide, switch, steal, or even alter an object as part of a magic act or deception. Usually sleight of hand is done up close and appears to be an ordinary bodily shift, movement, or gesture, making it unremarkable and easily dismissable. A practitioner may also charm through speech, utilize humor, or deploy a flourish to draw attention away from the actual manipulation.

BENEFICIAL STRENGTHS OR ABILITIES:
Dexterity (both physical and spacial)
Being in command of one’s emotions
Remaining calm under scrutiny
Being personable and articulate
Having a strong sense of timing
Being tenacious
Having heightened responses
Being skilled in showmanship (if one is an entertainer)
Being able to move quickly

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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