EMOTION THESAURUS

DISAPPOINTMENT



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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 dismay or dissatisfaction; feeling let down

PHYSICAL SIGNALS AND BEHAVIORS:
Lowering one’s head
Lips pressing tight
Shoulders dropping or slumping
A hunched posture
Looking up with hands raised in the why me? position
Collapsing onto a chair or bench
Weaving slightly
A bitter smile
A heavy sigh
Covering one’s face with one’s hands
Breaking eye contact
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INTERNAL SENSATIONS:
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MENTAL RESPONSES:
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CUES OF ACUTE OR LONG TERM DISAPPOINTMENT:
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MAY ESCALATE TO:
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CUES OF SUPPRESSED DISAPPOINTMENT:
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MAY DE-ESCALATE TO:
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ASSOCIATED POWER VERBS:
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