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TitleThe Negative Trait Thesaurus: A Writer's Guide to Character Flaws
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Table of Contents
                            Title Page
Copyright Information
About the Authors
More Writers Helping Writers Books
Dedications
Praise for The Emotion Thesaurus
Foreword by Carolyn Kaufman, Psy. D.
Flawed and Human: Characters Who Appeal?
What Is a Flaw?
The Role of Flaws Within the Character Arc: Complicating the Journey
The Role of Flaws Within Relationships: Creating Fiction
Building Characters From the Ground Up
Villains and Their Flaws: Striking a Balance
Important Elements of Your Character's Flaws
How to Show Your Character's Flaws
The Difficulties of Crafting Flawed Characters
The Negative Trait Thesaurus
	Abrasive
	Addictive
	Antisocial
	Apathetic
	Callous
	Catty
	Childish
	Cocky
	Compulsive
	Confrontational
	Controlling
	Cowardly
	Cruel
	Cynical
	Defensive
	Devious
	Dishonest
	Disloyal
	Disorganized
	Disrespectful
	Evasive
	Evil
	Extravagant
	Fanatical
	Flaky
	Foolish
	Forgetful
	Frivolous
	Fussy
	Gossipy
	Greedy
	Grumpy
	Gullible
	Haughty
	Hostile
	Humorless
	Hypocritical
	Ignorant
	Impatient
	Impulsive
	Inattentive
	Indecisive
	Inflexible
	Inhibited
	Insecure
	Irrational
	Irresponsible
	Jealous
	Judgmental
	Know-It-All
	Lazy
	Macho
	Manipulative
	Martyr
	Materialistic
	Melodramatic
	Mischievous
	Morbid
	Nagging
	Needy
	Nervous
	Nosy
	Obsessive
	Oversensitive
	Paranoid
	Perfectionist
	Pessimistic
	Possessive
	Prejudiced
	Pretentious
	Promiscuous
	Pushy
	Rebellious
	Reckless
	Resentful
	Rowdy
	Scatterbrained
	Self-Destructive
	Self-Indulgent
	Selfish
	Sleazy
	Spoiled
	Stingy
	Stubborn
	Subservient
	Superstitious
	Suspicious
	Tactless
	Temperamental
	Timid
	Uncommunicative
	Uncooperative
	Uncouth
	Unethical
	Ungrateful
	Unintelligent
	Vain
	Verbose
	Vindictive
	Violent
	Volatile
	Weak-Willed
	Whiny
	Withdrawn
	Workaholic
	Worrywart
Further Reading
Appendix A: Needs and Lies List
Appendix B: Reverse Backstory Tool
Appendix C: Character Pyramid Tool
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