EMOTION THESAURUS

ANGER



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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:
Strong displeasure or wrath, usually aroused by a perceived wrong

PHYSICAL SIGNALS AND BEHAVIORS:
Flaring nostrils
Sweating
Holding elbows wide from the body, chest thrust out
Sweeping arm gestures
Handling objects or people roughly
A high chin
Noisy breathing
Legs that are planted wide
Baring one’s teeth
Repetitive, sharp gestures (shaking a fist, etc.)
Cutting people off when they speak
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INTERNAL SENSATIONS:
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MENTAL RESPONSES:
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CUES OF ACUTE OR LONG TERM ANGER:
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MAY ESCALATE TO:
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CUES OF SUPPRESSED ANGER:
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MAY DE-ESCALATE TO:
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ASSOCIATED POWER VERBS:
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