EMOTION THESAURUS

HOMESICK



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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:
Grief at being separated from the people or places that represent belonging and comfort

SIMILAR EMOTIONS:

PHYSICAL SIGNALS AND BEHAVIORS:
Lethargy, moping about—movements that lack energy
Sleeping a lot
Aimless wandering
Slouching in one’s chair (slumped posture)
Crying easily
Reddened, puffy eyes
A nose red from crying
Dull eyes lacking any sparkle
Facial features being downturned
A dropped-down chin; not holding one’s head up proud and high
Sighing often
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INTERNAL SENSATIONS:
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MENTAL RESPONSES:
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CUES OF ACUTE OR LONG TERM HOMESICK:
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MAY ESCALATE TO:
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CUES OF SUPPRESSED HOMESICK:
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MAY DE-ESCALATE TO:
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ASSOCIATED POWER VERBS:
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