EMOTION THESAURUS

HUMBLED



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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:
An awareness of one’s lowly or modest status

SIMILAR EMOTIONS:

PHYSICAL SIGNALS AND BEHAVIORS:
Ducking one’s head
Dropping the chin to the chest
Squeezing the eyes shut
Taking a step back
Standing behind others
Covering the eyes with one’s hands
Standing with hands on hips and the head bowed
Giving a slow nod, as if acknowledging the truth of the situation
Running the hands through one’s hair and turning away
Steepling the fingers in front of one’s mouth
Speaking in a quieter voice than normal
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INTERNAL SENSATIONS:
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MENTAL RESPONSES:
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CUES OF ACUTE OR LONG TERM HUMBLED:
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MAY ESCALATE TO:
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CUES OF SUPPRESSED HUMBLED:
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MAY DE-ESCALATE TO:
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ASSOCIATED POWER VERBS:
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