EMOTION THESAURUS

DISILLUSIONMENT



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HELPFUL TIP:

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:
Hurt and disappointment when discovering that one’s belief is false or that one's trust in someone has been misplaced

PHYSICAL SIGNALS AND BEHAVIORS:
The head snapping back
Rapid blinking
Cocking the head to the side
Posture that stiffens then droops
Stumbling slightly as realization kicks in
Laying a hand against one’s chest
Stuttering
Drawing the front of one’s shirt into a fistful of fabric
A visible shudder that goes through the entire body
Holding one’s head in one’s hands
Uttering "No," or "It can’t be."
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INTERNAL SENSATIONS:
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MENTAL RESPONSES:
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CUES OF ACUTE OR LONG TERM DISILLUSIONMENT:
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MAY ESCALATE TO:
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CUES OF SUPPRESSED DISILLUSIONMENT:
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MAY DE-ESCALATE TO:
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ASSOCIATED POWER VERBS:
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