EMOTION THESAURUS

ACCEPTANCE



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HELPFUL TIP:

The inner landscape of your characters (especially your protagonist) is the lifeblood that runs through your story. Emotions, and how they're expressed, are tied deeply to a character’s personality and which positive traits and negative traits will manifest. To bring your readers in deeper through shared experience, consider filtering the setting descriptions through your character’s emotions while also exploring important colors, textures, and shapes through his or her senses.
DEFINITION:

Letting go willfully; making peace with change to obtain balance and understanding


PHYSICAL SIGNALS AND BEHAVIORS:
One’s shoulders and body loosening slightly as tension ebbs
Taking in a cleansing breath
Nodding
A smile that grows
Stretching (shaking out one’s arms, rolling the shoulders, curling the toes, etc.) to physically embrace a new mindset
Lifting one’s eyes to make contact with someone
One’s gaze going from unfocused to focused
Lifting one’s head to look straight forward or up
Eyes that brighten after making the decision to move forward
Verbalizing one’s decision to let go: "You know, I’m okay with it," or "This will work out."
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INTERNAL SENSATIONS:
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MENTAL RESPONSES:
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CUES OF ACUTE OR LONG TERM ACCEPTANCE:
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MAY ESCALATE TO:
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CUES OF SUPPRESSED ACCEPTANCE:
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MAY DE-ESCALATE TO:
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ASSOCIATED POWER VERBS:
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