EMOTION THESAURUS

DISCOURAGEMENT



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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:
Deprived of courage, spirit, or confidence


SIMILAR EMOTIONS:

PHYSICAL SIGNALS AND BEHAVIORS:
Displaying low interest in one's surroundings
Slumped shoulders
Hands lying still in one's lap
Trudging; walking with a slow, heavy step
A bowed head
Holding one's head
Sitting bent over, with one's hands or elbows on one's knees
Rubbing or covering one's face with the hands
A vacant stare, slackness in the face
A voice that is quieter and lower in pitch than normal
Sitting limply (the head back against a wall, arms beside one's body, legs outstretched, etc....

INTERNAL SENSATIONS:
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MENTAL RESPONSES:
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CUES OF ACUTE OR LONG TERM DISCOURAGEMENT:
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MAY ESCALATE TO:
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CUES OF SUPPRESSED DISCOURAGEMENT:
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MAY DE-ESCALATE TO:
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ASSOCIATED POWER VERBS:
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