EMOTION AMPLIFIER THESAURUS

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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:
A state of weariness brought about by dullness or a lack of stimulation

PHYSICAL SIGNALS AND BEHAVIORS:
Resting the chin in the hand
Staring off into space
Half-closed eyes
Sleeping or dosing
The chin resting on the chest
Head thrown back, eyes staring at the ceiling
Limp posture
Slouching in a chair with one’s arms dangling
Restless movements (rolling the neck, foot-tapping)
Engaging in small talk with people nearby
People watching
Eating or drinking out of a desire to do something
Flipping through brochures or other reading material at hand
Frequent trips outside or to the bathroom
Flipping through TV channels
Aimless wandering or pacing
Texting or web surfing on the phone
Quick laughter
Complaining or whining
Yawning
Doodling
Wandering attention
Participating in mundane activities out of desperation
Becoming productive out of a desire to do something
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INTERNAL SENSATIONS:
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MENTAL RESPONSES:
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CUES OF ACUTE OR LONG TERM BOREDOM:
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CUES OF SUPPRESSED BOREDOM:
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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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