EMOTION THESAURUS

NEGLECTED



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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:
Feeling ignored, overlooked, or unloved

SIMILAR EMOTIONS:

NOTES:
This entry will focus on the effects of emotional neglect, such as being ignored, marginalized, devalued, and sidelined by the important people in one’s life.

PHYSICAL SIGNALS AND BEHAVIORS:
An expression that indicates hurt or confusion
A furrowed brow
Frowning
Wincing
Flinching away from the offending party
An inward gaze
A downcast countenance
Rounded shoulders
Leaning away from the person; keeping one’s distance
Not speaking up for oneself
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INTERNAL SENSATIONS:
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MENTAL RESPONSES:
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CUES OF ACUTE OR LONG TERM NEGLECTED:
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MAY ESCALATE TO:
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CUES OF SUPPRESSED NEGLECTED:
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MAY DE-ESCALATE TO:
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ASSOCIATED POWER VERBS:
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