EMOTION THESAURUS

JEALOUSY



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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:
Hostility toward a rival or one suspected of enjoying an advantage

NOTES:
The advantage can be a person, an object, or an intangible (love, success, etc.)

PHYSICAL SIGNALS AND BEHAVIORS:
Adopting a sullen look
Making a slight growl or noise in the throat
Bitterness at watching how others respond to the rival
Quick, sharp movements (swiping tears from cheeks, shoving hair out of eyes)
Pursing or pressing lips flat
Crossing arms in front of chest
Clenching teeth
Muttering unkind things under breath
Starting rumors, acting catty
Picking on someone weaker for a sense of power and control
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INTERNAL SENSATIONS:
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MENTAL RESPONSES:
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CUES OF ACUTE OR LONG TERM JEALOUSY:
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MAY ESCALATE TO:
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CUES OF SUPPRESSED JEALOUSY:
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MAY DE-ESCALATE TO:
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ASSOCIATED POWER VERBS:
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