EMOTION THESAURUS

CONFIDENCE



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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:
Having faith in one’s own influence and ability

PHYSICAL SIGNALS AND BEHAVIORS:
Strong posture (shoulders back, chest out, chin high)
Walking with wide steps
Strong hygiene and personal grooming
Holding the hands loosely behind the back
Touching one’s fingertips together (tapping, forming a steeple)
A gleam in one’s eye, an inner light
Smiling, a playful grin
Winking or giving someone an easy nod
Keeping one’s hands out of the pockets
Appearing relaxed (drumming fingers against a leg, humming)
Taking up space (legs spread wide, arms loose at the sides)
Approaching people with ease
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INTERNAL SENSATIONS:
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MENTAL RESPONSES:
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CUES OF ACUTE OR LONG TERM CONFIDENCE:
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MAY ESCALATE TO:
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CUES OF SUPPRESSED CONFIDENCE:
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MAY DE-ESCALATE TO:
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ASSOCIATED POWER VERBS:
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