EMOTION THESAURUS

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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:
Being deeply stirred emotionally

SIMILAR EMOTIONS:

PHYSICAL SIGNALS AND BEHAVIORS:
One’s hand covering the heart
Eyes glistening
Smiling broadly
Moving slowly
Covering one’s eyes
One’s chin dropping to the chest
Turning away or stepping outside to get oneself together
Closing the eyes and pulling in an expansive breath
The bottom lip pressing into the upper one and the chin quivering slightly
Pressing one’s fingers to the lips
Laying a hand against the breastbone
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INTERNAL SENSATIONS:
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MENTAL RESPONSES:
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CUES OF ACUTE OR LONG TERM MOVED:
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MAY ESCALATE TO:
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CUES OF SUPPRESSED MOVED:
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MAY DE-ESCALATE TO:
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ASSOCIATED POWER VERBS:
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