a direct detraction from another's effort to achieve their goal
Original Dramatica Definition
The Hinder characteristic strives to undermine another's efforts. This might be seen as a negative, as it often is. But sometimes a character functions to hinder an "evil" character, disrupting his plans. Hinder merely indicates the effect on the plans not whether that is a good or bad thing.
syn. retard, obstruct, impede, fetter, undermine, block, burden, encumber, thwart