EMOTION THESAURUS

EMBARRASSMENT



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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 lack of composure due to self-conscious discomfort

PHYSICAL SIGNALS AND BEHAVIORS:
A flush that creeps across the cheeks
Visible sweating
The body freezing in place
Grimacing or swallowing
Ears that turn red
The chin dipping down
The chest caving
A bent spine
Hands curling around one’s middle
Feet shuffling
Clearing the throat
Coughing
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INTERNAL SENSATIONS:
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MENTAL RESPONSES:
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CUES OF ACUTE OR LONG TERM EMBARRASSMENT:
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MAY ESCALATE TO:
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CUES OF SUPPRESSED EMBARRASSMENT:
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MAY DE-ESCALATE TO:
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ASSOCIATED POWER VERBS:
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