EMOTION THESAURUS

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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:
Resentful awareness of an advantage enjoyed by another, paired with a longing to acquire that advantage

NOTES:
The advantage can be a person, an object, or an intangible (popularity, lifestyle, etc.).

PHYSICAL SIGNALS AND BEHAVIORS:
Staring
Glowering
The mouth turning down
Lips parting slightly
A tightening under the eyes
A thinning mouth
Chin poking forward
Squinting
Baring the teeth slightly
A pouty bottom lip
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INTERNAL SENSATIONS:
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MENTAL RESPONSES:
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CUES OF ACUTE OR LONG TERM ENVY:
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MAY ESCALATE TO:
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CUES OF SUPPRESSED ENVY:
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MAY DE-ESCALATE TO:
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ASSOCIATED POWER VERBS:
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