Dramatica Definition: Protection

Protection • [Element] dyn.pr. Inaction<–>Protection • an effort to prevent interference with one’s concerns • Protection is the act of building one’s defenses against actual and potential threats. Certainly, preparing for problems brings a character advantages should the problems occur. However, the very act of building defenses can be interpreted as a threat to others who rely on Proaction and thereby precipitate the very aggression the character had tried to protect against. Also, a character representing Protection may stifle another’s need for risk-taking or become so wrapped up in preparations that there are no resources left to use for advancement. • syn. defense, safeguard, preservation, precaution

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