EMOTION AMPLIFIER THESAURUS

LETHARGY



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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:
The quality or state of being drowsy, listless, or apathetic

PHYSICAL SIGNALS AND BEHAVIORS:
Slouched body posture
Steps that drag
Ponderous movements
Half-closed eyes
Slow, deep breaths
An unfocused gaze
Lying prone or sagging in a seat
The body conforming to whatever surface it rests on
Staring at nothing
Propping one’s head up with a hand
Limp limbs
Hands and feet that are still
Lifeless eyes
Signs of letting oneself go (unwashed hair, wrinkled clothes)
Using the least amount of physical exertion to finish a task (taking the elevator instead of stairs)
Drinking caffeinated beverages or energy drinks
Dropping out of active hobbies
Sitting or lying for long periods without moving
Yawns and languorous stretches
Moving only to shift one’s body position
Going without instead of getting up to get a drink or snack
Asking others to do things that require movement
Canceling appointments
Turning down social opportunities
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INTERNAL SENSATIONS:
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MENTAL RESPONSES:
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CUES OF ACUTE OR LONG TERM LETHARGY:
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CUES OF SUPPRESSED LETHARGY:
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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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