EMOTION THESAURUS

SAPPY



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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:
Overly sentimental; feeling an exaggerated sense of happiness, connectedness, or romance

SIMILAR EMOTIONS:

NOTES:
Sappiness is similar to nostalgia in the way it manifests. But while the former is typically a result of happier emotions, the latter is more often associated with wistfulness and sadness. If that’s the response you’re seeking, please see the NOSTALGIA entry.

PHYSICAL SIGNALS AND BEHAVIORS:
Languid, contented movements
Showing more patience and tolerance; being more easygoing
Cocking the head to the side
The gaze going distant as one recalls a happy memory
Smiling broadly at the person or thing evoking one’s feelings
Clasping the hands against one’s chin
Being very touchy-feely
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INTERNAL SENSATIONS:
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MENTAL RESPONSES:
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CUES OF ACUTE OR LONG TERM SAPPY:
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MAY ESCALATE TO:
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CUES OF SUPPRESSED SAPPY:
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MAY DE-ESCALATE TO:
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ASSOCIATED POWER VERBS:
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