EMOTION THESAURUS

DEPRESSED



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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 withdrawal; extreme sadness and reduced vitality

PHYSICAL SIGNALS AND BEHAVIORS:
A gaunt appearance
Notable weight loss or gain
Eyes that blink infrequently
Wet or red eyes
Staring down at one’s hands
Becoming non-reactive to stimulus or noise
Laying in bed with no motivation to get up
Saggy posture, bent neck
Head resting on one’s hand
Tangled hair, overlong nails, and other signs of letting oneself go
Wearing the same clothes day after day
Shuffling steps
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INTERNAL SENSATIONS:
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MENTAL RESPONSES:
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CUES OF ACUTE OR LONG TERM DEPRESSED:
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MAY ESCALATE TO:
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CUES OF SUPPRESSED DEPRESSED:
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MAY DE-ESCALATE TO:
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ASSOCIATED POWER VERBS:
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