EMOTION THESAURUS

UNAPPRECIATED



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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 undervalued, as if others don’t see or acknowledge one’s worth or contribution

SIMILAR EMOTIONS:

PHYSICAL SIGNALS AND BEHAVIORS:
Sticking to the background
Standing in corners or against the wall
Staying behind the rest of the people in one’s group
An expectant look upon being addressed that fades when no acknowledgement is forthcoming
Not sharing one’s ideas or opinions
Only speaking if one is directly addressed
Standing with rounded shoulders
Fingers nervously or absently fiddling—with one’s hair, a cuff, a zipper fob, etc.
Taking quiet steps
Keeping one’s arms and legs close to one’s side
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INTERNAL SENSATIONS:
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MENTAL RESPONSES:
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CUES OF ACUTE OR LONG TERM UNAPPRECIATED:
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MAY ESCALATE TO:
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CUES OF SUPPRESSED UNAPPRECIATED:
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MAY DE-ESCALATE TO:
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ASSOCIATED POWER VERBS:
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