EMOTION THESAURUS

HURT



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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:
Suffering grief or mental pain; feeling wounded or aggrieved

PHYSICAL SIGNALS AND BEHAVIORS:
Eyes widening, yet brows are furrowed
Swallowing hard
Lowering the head, the neck appearing to shrink
A slow, disbelieving head shake
A trembling chin
Mouth falling open
Flinching, starting
Color draining from the face
Saying "How could you?" as an accusation
Hunching over as if choking down a sob
Pressing a fist to the lips
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INTERNAL SENSATIONS:
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MENTAL RESPONSES:
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CUES OF ACUTE OR LONG TERM HURT:
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MAY ESCALATE TO:
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CUES OF SUPPRESSED HURT:
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MAY DE-ESCALATE TO:
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ASSOCIATED POWER VERBS:
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