EMOTION THESAURUS

ELATION



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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:
In high spirits; a state of euphoria or exhilaration

PHYSICAL SIGNALS AND BEHAVIORS:
High color, a flushed appearance
A smile or grin that cannot be contained
Laughing
Squealing, screaming, shouting, whooping, hollering
Falling to one’s knees
Jumping up and down
Talking over one another; babbling
Holding arms up in a “victory V”
Head tipping back, turning one’s face to the sky
Running a victory lap
A beaming face, strong color and sheen
Embracing others
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INTERNAL SENSATIONS:
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MENTAL RESPONSES:
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CUES OF ACUTE OR LONG TERM ELATION:
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MAY ESCALATE TO:
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CUES OF SUPPRESSED ELATION:
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MAY DE-ESCALATE TO:
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ASSOCIATED POWER VERBS:
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