EMOTION THESAURUS

RESENTMENT



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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:
Moral-centered anger arising from disrespect, unjust treatment, or unfairness

SIMILAR EMOTIONS:

PHYSICAL SIGNALS AND BEHAVIORS:
A pinched mouth
Arms crossed over the chest
A flat look, the eyes narrowed
Scowling
Increasing one’s personal distance from others
Complaining
Rudeness and sarcasm
Pouting
Catty behavior
Name-calling
A voice that rises in volume or intensity
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INTERNAL SENSATIONS:
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MENTAL RESPONSES:
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CUES OF ACUTE OR LONG TERM RESENTMENT:
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MAY ESCALATE TO:
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CUES OF SUPPRESSED RESENTMENT:
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MAY DE-ESCALATE TO:
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ASSOCIATED POWER VERBS:
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