EMOTION THESAURUS

DISSATISFACTION



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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:
Being unsatisfied and discontent

PHYSICAL SIGNALS AND BEHAVIORS:
Eyebrows that pull close and down, creating a forehead crease
Grimacing and shaking the head
Becoming more vocal and contrary
Crossing the arms and looking down
Rubbing at the back of the neck
Twisting or crushing an empty water bottle to relieve frustration
Rubbing the legs while seated
Breaking eye contact with others
A pinched, unhappy expression
Muttering something unkind under the breath
Rolling the eyes, sighing, or letting out a derisive snort
The stride slowing when one approaches the source of dissatisfaction (a person, a job, etc....

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