EMOTION THESAURUS

ADORATION



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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:

The act of worship; to view as divine


NOTES:

The subject of adoration can be a person or thing.


PHYSICAL SIGNALS AND BEHAVIORS:
Lips parting
A slack or soft expression
Walking quickly to erase the distance
Mimicking body language (of the subject)
Touching one’s mouth or face
Reaching out to brush, touch, or grasp
Steady eye contact
Leaning forward
Stroking one’s own neck or arm as a surrogate
Pointing one’s torso and feet toward the subject
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INTERNAL SENSATIONS:
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MENTAL RESPONSES:
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CUES OF ACUTE OR LONG TERM ADORATION:
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MAY ESCALATE TO:
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CUES OF SUPPRESSED ADORATION:
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MAY DE-ESCALATE TO:
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ASSOCIATED POWER VERBS:
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