EMOTION THESAURUS

CERTAINTY



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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:
A state of absolute belief; to be without doubt

SIMILAR EMOTIONS:

PHYSICAL SIGNALS AND BEHAVIORS:
A strong decisive nod or rapid nodding
Unwavering eye contact
A lack of hesitation to commit or volunteer
Speaking in absolutes: The vote will go through, or There’s no way to recover from this.
Thrusting the chest out
Touching others to get their attention (grabbing an arm, etc.)
Having good posture (shoulders back, drawing up to full height, etc.)
Head lifted high, exposing the neck
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INTERNAL SENSATIONS:
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MENTAL RESPONSES:
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CUES OF ACUTE OR LONG TERM CERTAINTY:
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MAY ESCALATE TO:
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CUES OF SUPPRESSED CERTAINTY:
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MAY DE-ESCALATE TO:
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ASSOCIATED POWER VERBS:
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