EMOTION THESAURUS

EMASCULATED



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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:
A weakened state due to a perception of being stripped of power, authority, or a role tied to one’s identity

SIMILAR EMOTIONS:

NOTES:
Emasculation is traditionally attributed to males, but in the right circumstances, it can be experienced by any gender.

PHYSICAL SIGNALS AND BEHAVIORS:
Dropping the shoulders and ducking the chin
The chest caving slightly
Maintaining fleeting eye contact, or avoiding it all together
Rubbing at the back of the neck
Pulling at an earlobe
Directing a burning stare at the ground or away from the person stealing one’s power
A visible flush in the face and neck
A sudden stillness in the face but visible tension in the jawline
Hiding one’s hands (in pockets, etc.) and looking down
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INTERNAL SENSATIONS:
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MENTAL RESPONSES:
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CUES OF ACUTE OR LONG TERM EMASCULATED:
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MAY ESCALATE TO:
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CUES OF SUPPRESSED EMASCULATED:
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MAY DE-ESCALATE TO:
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ASSOCIATED POWER VERBS:
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