EMOTION THESAURUS

EUPHORIA



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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 transcendent state of intense pleasure, happiness, and well-being

SIMILAR EMOTIONS:

PHYSICAL SIGNALS AND BEHAVIORS:
Unrestrained smiling or laughter
One’s head tipping back and the eyes closing
The mouth opening in wonder
Eyes going as wide as they can
Thrusting the chest out and up
Letting out a gasp
All tension leaving the body
Repeatedly laying a hand on the chest and lightly pressing down
Pulling in deep breaths and holding them before releasing them
Becoming more affectionate (hugging, touching, etc.)
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INTERNAL SENSATIONS:
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MENTAL RESPONSES:
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CUES OF ACUTE OR LONG TERM EUPHORIA:
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MAY ESCALATE TO:
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CUES OF SUPPRESSED EUPHORIA:
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MAY DE-ESCALATE TO:
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ASSOCIATED POWER VERBS:
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