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:
Experiencing a pleasurable sense of satisfaction

SIMILAR EMOTIONS:

PHYSICAL SIGNALS AND BEHAVIORS:
A relaxed smile crossing the face
An overall lifting of the facial countenance
The head tilting slightly to the side
The cheeks going lightly pink with pleasure
Rubbing a hand self-consciously through one’s hair
Lifting the chin
The chest puffing out
Leaning back in one’s seat
Maintaining an open body posture (not tense or defended)
Sighing in satisfaction
Placing the palm of a hand over one’s heart
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INTERNAL SENSATIONS:
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MENTAL RESPONSES:
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CUES OF ACUTE OR LONG TERM PLEASED:
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MAY ESCALATE TO:
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CUES OF SUPPRESSED PLEASED:
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MAY DE-ESCALATE TO:
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ASSOCIATED POWER VERBS:
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