EMOTION THESAURUS

RESIGNATION



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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:
The state of surrendering because one must, often with little or no resistance

PHYSICAL SIGNALS AND BEHAVIORS:
Sighing dejectedly
Slumped shoulders
Blank features
Stooped posture
Shuffling footsteps
Small steps
Tears
A monotone voice
Becoming less verbal over time
Dull eyes
A chin that trembles
Answering with a small nod
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INTERNAL SENSATIONS:
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MENTAL RESPONSES:
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CUES OF ACUTE OR LONG TERM RESIGNATION:
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MAY ESCALATE TO:
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CUES OF SUPPRESSED RESIGNATION:
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MAY DE-ESCALATE TO:
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ASSOCIATED POWER VERBS:
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