EMOTION THESAURUS

ADMIRATION



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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:
A feeling of warm approval and appreciation

SIMILAR EMOTIONS:

PHYSICAL SIGNALS AND BEHAVIORS:
A smile that reaches the eyes (which are glossy and bright)
Prolonged eye contact
Eyebrows that flash up and hold
Head tilting slightly to the side
Leaning forward
Nodding slightly while grinning
A flush visible in the cheeks
Reaching out to the one who is admired
Offering a compliment
Lowering the head briefly
An enthusiastic, warm greeting
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INTERNAL SENSATIONS:
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MENTAL RESPONSES:
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CUES OF ACUTE OR LONG TERM ADMIRATION:
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MAY ESCALATE TO:
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CUES OF SUPPRESSED ADMIRATION:
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MAY DE-ESCALATE TO:
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ASSOCIATED POWER VERBS:
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