EMOTION AMPLIFIER THESAURUS

ATTRACTION



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HELPFUL TIP:

Amplifiers are conditions that enhance emotions, causing characters to become more volatile. This often leads to impaired decision-making, hasty actions and, best of all, mistakes. When utilizing an amplifier to generate conflict, think carefully about setting choices and which environments will naturally escalate emotion. An amplifier can also be perfect for triggering your character’s negative traits; the resulting fallout will draw attention to how his flaws trip him up and hold him back.
DEFINITION:
Feeling a compelling sense of curiosity or pleasure in regard to a specific person

NOTES:
A milder source of interest may come from an object that one desires (such as a coveted vintage car), but true attraction is usually between people. Thus, most suggestions here focus on human interactions.

PHYSICAL SIGNALS AND BEHAVIORS:
Eyes that follow the source of attraction
Staring
The body going still
Dilated pupils
Touching the mouth and drawing attention to the lips
Mirroring the other person’s movements, gestures, and posture
Stealing furtive glances
Asking questions about the other person
Flirting
Eyes that smolder with intensity
Angling the body towards the other person
Giving a little wave
Finding opportunities for “accidental” touches
Touching the hair, smoothing one’s clothes, straightening a collar
Playing hard-to-get (feigning disinterest)
Paying compliments
Thrusting out one’s chest
Eyes widening slightly
Exposing one’s neck
Licking one’s lips
Playfully asking double entendre questions
Asking questions that grow more personal in nature
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INTERNAL SENSATIONS:
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MENTAL RESPONSES:
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CUES OF SUPPRESSED ATTRACTION:
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WRITERS TIP:
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ASSOCIATED POWER VERBS:
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SCENARIOS FOR BUILDING CONFLICT AND TENSION:
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