EMOTION THESAURUS

PEACEFULNESS



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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 calm that is devoid of strife, agitation, or commotion

PHYSICAL SIGNALS AND BEHAVIORS:
A relaxed posture
Smiling, grinning
Fingers loosely clasped in one’s lap
Closed eyes, the head tipped back
Softened features that imply calm
Nodding to others in greeting
Leaning back, an arm hooked over the back of a chair
Taking a deep, satisfied breath
Using a friend’s shoulder as a shelf for your elbow
An unforced laugh
Whistling or humming
Sparkling eyes, a weightless gaze
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INTERNAL SENSATIONS:
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MENTAL RESPONSES:
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CUES OF ACUTE OR LONG TERM PEACEFULNESS:
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MAY ESCALATE TO:
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CUES OF SUPPRESSED PEACEFULNESS:
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MAY DE-ESCALATE TO:
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ASSOCIATED POWER VERBS:
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