EMOTION THESAURUS

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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:
An emotionally disturbing shock due to something offensive

SIMILAR EMOTIONS:

PHYSICAL SIGNALS AND BEHAVIORS:
Flinching or jerking back from the source
The lips curling or pulling back in disgust
An audible intake of breath
A gaping mouth
Eyes bulging, followed by rapid blinking
Looking away or down while stepping back
The eyebrows drawing close together
The jaw going slack
Slowly yet forcibly expelling all breath as one tries to process what’s happening
One’s lips moving as words refuse to immediately form
One’s posture straightening, the muscles visibly tightening
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INTERNAL SENSATIONS:
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MENTAL RESPONSES:
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CUES OF ACUTE OR LONG TERM APPALLED:
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MAY ESCALATE TO:
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CUES OF SUPPRESSED APPALLED:
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MAY DE-ESCALATE TO:
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ASSOCIATED POWER VERBS:
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