EMOTION THESAURUS

EAGERNESS



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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:
Enthusiasm for what is to come

PHYSICAL SIGNALS AND BEHAVIORS:
Leaning forward
Eyes that glow
Rushing one’s words
Speaking in a bubbly or loud tone
Rapt attention, nodding
Using excitable language
Agreeability to whatever is suggested
Fiddling with an object to keep the hands busy
Squeezing the hands at one’s sides
Strong eye contact
Talking over others
Raising a hand immediately to be called on
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INTERNAL SENSATIONS:
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MENTAL RESPONSES:
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CUES OF ACUTE OR LONG TERM EAGERNESS:
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MAY ESCALATE TO:
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CUES OF SUPPRESSED EAGERNESS:
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MAY DE-ESCALATE TO:
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ASSOCIATED POWER VERBS:
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