EMOTION THESAURUS

STUNNED



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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:
Feeling mentally numbed or paralyzed, usually as a result of a shocking revelation or blow

SIMILAR EMOTIONS:

PHYSICAL SIGNALS AND BEHAVIORS:
Going completely still
Standing with slumped shoulders
Arms hanging loosely at one’s sides
Leaning on someone else
The mouth falling open
Absently licking the lips or wiping at one’s mouth
Dull eyes
A flat gaze
One’s facial muscles going slack
Glancing around without really seeing anything
Moving one’s eyes (to take in the surroundings) while the rest of the body is still
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INTERNAL SENSATIONS:
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MENTAL RESPONSES:
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CUES OF ACUTE OR LONG TERM STUNNED:
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MAY ESCALATE TO:
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CUES OF SUPPRESSED STUNNED:
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MAY DE-ESCALATE TO:
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ASSOCIATED POWER VERBS:
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