EMOTION THESAURUS

INDIFFERENCE



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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:
A state of apathy, casualness, or disinterest

PHYSICAL SIGNALS AND BEHAVIORS:
Shoulders are lowered and loose
A slow, steady gait
Arms hanging limply at the sides
Shrugging half-heartedly
Long pauses before responding
Staring blankly or emotionlessly
Lifting a hand loosely, palm up in a “Who cares?” gesture
Placing hands in one’s pockets
Leaning back or away
Looking sleepy or glazed
Speaking in a flat voice
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INTERNAL SENSATIONS:
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MENTAL RESPONSES:
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CUES OF ACUTE OR LONG TERM INDIFFERENCE:
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MAY ESCALATE TO:
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CUES OF SUPPRESSED INDIFFERENCE:
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MAY DE-ESCALATE TO:
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ASSOCIATED POWER VERBS:
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